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HISPANICS LEND A HAND TO HURRICANE ANDREW VICTIMS

 HISPANICS LEND A HAND TO HURRICANE ANDREW VICTIMS
 MIAMI, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- To help rebuild the lives shattered


in South Florida by Hurricane Andrew, Univision will make a heartfest appeal to Hispanics across America to come to the aid of a community in despair. "Telemaraton de la Caridad: Los Hispanos Se Dan La Mano" (The Charity Telethon: Hispanics Lend a Hand), a nationally televised telethon to raise money for hurricane victims, will air live on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET, and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific (check local listings).
 "Telemaraton" will be hosted by Univision superstar Don Francisco from the network's studios in Miami; while Raul Velasco, host of "Siempre en Domingo" will be on location in Homestead speaking to victims to find out how they're coping with this tragedy. Renowned Latin performers like Gloria Estefan (a South Florida native) and many others will be on hand to perform and make personal appeals for help. In addition, news footage provided by "Noticias 23" and "Noticero Univision" will show the devastation left behind by the hurricane and the ongoing efforts to rebuild and recover.
 Hurricane Andrew, the most disastrous hurricane ever to hit the United States, has claimed 21 lives and caused an estimated $20 billion in damages. Its onslaught has stirred the emotions of millions and prompted an entire nation to come to the aid of its victims. Funds collected during the telethon will be disbursed by the American Red Cross via a fund specifically set up for victims of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida.
 In Miami, "Telemaraton" will be the concluding event of a two-week-long effort to raise funds to help hurricane victims. The telethon began in South Florida on WLTV-Channel 23, Univision's owned and operated affiliate, on Aug. 31 and to date has raised more than $800,000 for the relief effort. Those who wish to make monetary contributions may call 305-471-4070 in Miami, or (800) 362-6750 to make their pledges. The phone lines will remain open through Sept. 13, the day of the national telethon.
 Univision Holdings, Inc., is the largest Spanish-language media and marketing services company in the United States. Its principal operating entities include the Univision network, which reaches 90 percent of U.S. Hispanic households via satellite-interconnected broadcast and cable affiliates; the Univision station group, comprised of nine full-power television stations; and Mas magazine, which has the largest circulation of any Spanish-language magazine in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Carmen Hiers of Univision, 305-471-3982/ CO: Univision ST: Florida IN: ENT SU:


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