Univision and Telemundo have announced the dates of their telethons in order to raise funds for survivors of the earthquake in Mexico, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and also for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the U.S. In fact, many expected a union between both networks in solidarity with all Latinos.
With a seven-hour special, Univision will begin its live broadcast titled “Unidos Por Los Nuestros” (“United for Us”) on Saturday, September 23 from 7 p.m. ET from multiple locations including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Mexico City and Puerto Rico.
“As we witness the unimaginable devastation caused by hurricanes and earthquakes in recent weeks, Univision and our employees have the mission to mobilize and unite our communities and audiences to show solidarity and help bring resources to as many people in dire need of assistance,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications.
Telemundo will also broadcast a four-hour special called “Todos Unidos” (All Together) live from Miami, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Houston and Los Angeles on Sunday, September 24 from 7pm to 11pm ET, hosted by Mario Kreutzberger, “Don Francisco.”
“Todos Unidos is an opportunity for us to offer a warm hug and lend a word of encouragement to the victims of these terrible disasters and for our community to show their generosity and make a financial contribution that can make a world of difference,” said Don Francisco. “As a media company, Telemundo is committed to serve our community and those in need, particularly in these difficult moments.”
Both telethons will feature celebrities to help raise awareness and collect funds to benefit the American Red Cross.