Though he is thousands of miles from the Hurricane Sandy-stricken East Coast, the Voice coach is calling for support of the victims. As he headed to grab a bite with girlfriend Behati Prinsloo at Mustard Seed Cafe on Sunday in Los Feliz, Calif., a sunglasses-clad Levine held up a handwritten “Text REDCROSS to 90999” sign to passersby and paparazzi.
And earlier in the week, the singer-songwriter — who recently picked up Beverly Hills home for $4.83 million — voiced his concern for those in Sandy’s path. “Sending love to those who need it on the east coast,” he tweeted on Oct. 30. “You are all in our thoughts.”
Levine certainly isn’t the only celebrity lending his star power to pull in relief funds following the devastating hurricane, which took more than 110 American lives.
During NBC’s Matt Lauer-hosted “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” telethon, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler — all hailing from New York and New Jersey, two of the hardest hit states — and others urged viewers to donate to the Red Cross.
“I was born in Staten Island. … We are here for you,” Aguilera said in opening the commercial-free, hour-long show. “We will do whatever we can to help. We will not leave any one of you behind, because every single one of you matters.”
Comedians Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart and Tina Fey were also on hand, but mostly joke-free for the celebrity-packed benefit, which netted nearly $23 million in donations according to NBC and the American Red Cross. “We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy,” American Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Dyer said in a statement. “Their generous donations will go directly to those in need, and we urge the public to continue to give.”
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