Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast

Episode #GFS5001

Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, Alicia Keys, Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and Neil Young are among the performers initially scheduled to appear on Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast.

The live one-hour primetime special benefiting those impacted by Hurricane Katrina will air on G4 this Friday, Sept. 9 at 8:00 pm ET / 5 pm PT. It will be simulcast on all six broadcast networks and to over 95 countries around the world.

The entertainment special/fundraising event will salute the brave citizens in the devastated areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and pay tribute to the rescue personnel guiding relief efforts in the region.

Among the initial celebrities slated to make appearances are Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Nicholson, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Sela Ward.

Fundraising phone lines open at 7 am ET on Friday, Sept. 9,  with contributions collected going to either the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army, depending on the donor’s preference.

Viewers can donate to either organization via the toll-free phone number:


Or via the Internet:



You can also donate to the Texas Childrens Hospital--which is currently treating a large number of New Orleans victims--by clicking here.

Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast