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’Rise Up New York!’ Relief Benefit to Stream on ABC News Live, NBC News Now and NowThis Media

Fern Siegel

Corporations and nonprofits have banded together during the COVID-19 pandemic to fight suffering and feed America. Today at 7 p.m. ET, the Robin Hood organization, which combats poverty, and iHeartMedia will air a virtual New York City special: “Rise Up New York!”

Tina Fey is hosting the benefit.

Some of the city’s best-known performers will make appearances, including Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Jimmy Fallon, Spike Lee, Cynthia Erivo, Trevor Noah, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock, Robert De Niro and Idina Menzel, along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Musical performances include Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting. All are joining together to raise funds for Robin Hood’s relief efforts.

The one-hour event streams on ABC News Live, NBC News Now and NowThis Media.

It will also run on all New York local broadcast stations, YES Network and Spectrum’s New York 1, as well as iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations.

All donations, which aid food, shelter, health and legal services, will help New Yorkers rebuild their lives.

“New York City is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has created a whole new set of challenges for the millions of New Yorkers who already struggled to make ends meet,” said Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore. “This is a moment where we must all come together and rise up together as a community in support of our neighbors and in support of one another.”

For more information or to make a donation, see here.

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