The Mayor's Fund is through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund, the release said.
But that $14 million could just be the beginning as phone lines were expected to be open through the night.
Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kerry Washington. "There's no political parties, no agendas, none of the things that can often survive us". "It just kind of came to me one morning, looking at the television, seeing what people are going through and wanting to try to put as big an effort as possible together", he tells EW.
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The evening also was full of start-studded musical performances.
R&B legend Stevie Wonder kicked off the event from Los Angeles with a lovely rendition of "Lean On Me" with the help of a gospel choir.
Performances came from Stevie Wonder, Usher and Blake Shelton, and the hour wrapped with a performance from the Majestic in San Antonio with George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett together singing "Texas". He issued a proclamation making September 12 "Hand in Hand Day" in Texas.
Beyoncé also went on to detail how climate change has contributed to natural disasters around the world, highlighting the recent quake in Mexico as an example. "That's a gift." "When a tragedy like this happens, and it's a natural disaster, you don't want to feel alone", said actress Marcia Gay Harden. "They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Jewish or Muslim Seeing everyone of different social, racial and religious backgrounds restored my faith in humanity".