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Telemundo and Univision announce fundraisers for disaster relief

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Telemundo and Univision announce fundraisers for disaster relief

Telemundo and Univision are holding fundraisers for disaster relief for Puerto Rico, seen here following Hurricane Maria's destruction, Mexico and the U.S. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Telemundo and Univision are holding fundraisers for disaster relief for Puerto Rico, seen here following Hurricane Maria’s destruction, Mexico and the U.S. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Help is on the way for areas battered by recent natural disasters, as Univision and Telemundo both announced fundraising initiatives to benefit communities in Mexico, Puerto Rico and beyond.

The announcement from each Spanish-language station comes in the aftermath of two earthquakes and three hurricanes rained destruction on the same area in recent weeks.

Univision announced Wednesday it will hold a seven-hour live telecast called “Unidos por los Nuestros” (United for Each Other) on Saturday, featuring on-air personalities and celebrities, beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific time.

“As we witness the unimaginable devastation caused by the hurricanes and earthquakes of the last few weeks, Univision and our employees have a mission to mobilize and unite our communities and audience to show solidarity and help bring resources to so many people in dire need of assistance,” Randy Falco, president and CEO of Universal Communications Inc., said in a statement.

Mario Kreutzberger (Mike Stocker / Sun Sentinel)

Mario Kreutzberger (Mike Stocker / Sun Sentinel)

Univision’s fundraiser will benefit the American Red Cross, and money raised will be used in the most heavily affected areas of Houston; Mexico City, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Morelos in Mexico; South Florida; and Puerto Rico.

Telemundo, partnered with the Red Cross, will air its live four-hour special at 7 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, hosted by Mario “Don Francisco Kreutzberger (of “Sábado Gigante” fame) and featuring Latino celebrities such as Rafael Amaya, Carlos Ponce, Maria Celeste Arraras and Jose Díaz-Balart. It will raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico.

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