Tonight Show Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

The Tonight Show is giving back.

Host Jimmy Fallon announced on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 that the NBC late-night show will donate $1 million to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund. The fundraiser, which has already raised over $21 million, helps those who were injured or displaced during the storm.

"Last week, we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas. But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good," Fallon told his audience after returning from a two-week hiatus. "We saw communities banding together. Neighbors helping neighbors. Strangers helping strangers. So many heroes, people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter. The group of people who formed a human chain to save a man from a flooded SUV. And J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans, who has raised over $18 million dollars to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims." 

The 42-year-old continued, "And I'm proud to say that our show, The Tonight Show, is donating one million dollars to J.J.'s fund. Thank you, J.J."

The Saturday Night Live alum also invited gospel singers Victoria White and Marquist Taylor to perform their rendition of "Lean On Me" with the Houston Gospel Choir and the Roots. 

"One of the most inspiring clips I saw last week was a video of two singers — Victoria White and Marquist Taylor — who visited a storm shelter and formed a spontaneous gospel choir to sing to hurricane evacuees," the comedian explained, before dedicating their moving performance to "all the heroes in Houston who did whatever they could to help." 

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Fallon is not the only celebrity doing his part. Several stars, including Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, and George Clooney, will participate in a live telecast called Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The event aims to "bring the country together to raise funds, spirits, and help rebuild Texas in the wake of this unprecedented devastation." 

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