NBC to host benefit concert for Sandy victims

Nov. 1, 2012 at 8:03 AM ET

Updated Nov. 2: If you've been watching the coverage of Hurricane Sandy and wondering how to help, you'll have a chance to pitch in on Friday.

"Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," a benefit concert to aid victims of the storm that devastated the Northeast, will air at 8 p.m. ET on the networks of NBC Universal. 

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith and Billy Joel will perform in the show, which will be hosted by TODAY's Matt Lauer. Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon will make appearances, too. 

Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts. The special will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and more. There are also plans to live stream the concert on NBC websites.

The Red Cross is providing shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy. 

To donate, visit, call 1-800-HELPNOW or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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