Jimmy Fallon Announces ‘Tonight Show’ $1 Million Donation To Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Jimmy Fallon and “The Tonight Show” are giving back in a huge way.

The 42-year-old host announced on Tuesday night that the late-night talk show is donating $1 million to J.J. Watt’s Hurricane Harvey relief fund to help those affected in the wake of the fatal 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 on Tuesday. “We saw communities banding together. Neighbours helping neighbours. 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.”

“And I’m proud to say that our show, ‘The Tonight Show’, is donating one million dollars to J.J.’s fund,” he shared. “Thank you, J.J.”

During the night’s episode, Fallon also welcomed Victoria White, Marquist Taylor and their Houston gospel choir to sing a moving rendition of “Lean on Me.”

“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 “Saturday Night Live” alum continued. “And it’s my honour to introduce them to you tonight. Here to sing a song dedicated to all the heroes in Houston who did whatever they could to help, please welcome, along with The Roots, Victoria White, Marquist Taylor, and their Houston Gospel Choir.”

At press time, Watt’s Hurricane Harvey fund has already raised over $20 million for those displaced and injured during the flooding.

Day after day, celebrities continue to come together and help out in many ways. Earlier this week, it was announced that Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey and many others are teaming up to participate in “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief”, a one-hour telethon that will air live at 8 p.m. ET across several networks on Sept. 12.

For more on how to help/donate to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, please click here.

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