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Hundreds of celebrities unite for 'All-In-Challenge' to raise money for families in need

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WASHINGTON (WBFF) — After weeks of quarantine, people are anxious to get out of their homes, but hundreds of celebrities are going in "all in" ... to help raise money for those in need during this uncertain time.

From Kevin Hart to Tom Brady, Drake, and Justin Bieber, hundreds of celebrities have come together to offer fans a once in a lifetime experience and to raise much-needed money for families in need.

Superstar DJ and Record Producer, DJ Khaled not only offered up a Miami Jet Ski experience, but he also joined the team to help spread the word. We spoke with him about why this is so important.

"Through any hard time, God has blessed me to be able to give a blessing. I know how it is to have hard times, so it's important for me to give back," said Khaled.

The All-In-Challenge is the brainchild of Michael Rubin, owner of Fanatics which bills itself as "the global leader for licensed sports merchandise."

One hundred percent of the money raised goes to support the work of five charities, feeding millions of families across the country. So far, they've raised more than $32 million.

"All these celebrities are unified, and unity and spreading love and helping people is so beautiful especially in times like this, we need to be lifted, we need to have excitement and put smiles on our faces," said Khaled. "We need happiness through times like this and believe me that helps."

The over the top fan experiences are unlike anything fans have ever seen. The challenge is highlighting something else that we've never seen, people out of work, and food insecurity so widespread, people are lining up for hours just to get a few days of meals for their families.

In Baltimore, an empty M&T Bank Stadium parking lot became the backdrop for volunteers handing out meals. World Central Kitchen, started by world-renowned chef Jose Andres, is one of five charities receiving money from the All-in-Challenge. In turn, they've partnered with Baltimore City Schools to feed students and their families ready to heat and eat meals that will last several days.

"There's some chicken sandwiches, some pasta, some ribs, there's a good variety enough for a few meals," said Tim Kilcoine, World Central Kitchen volunteer.

And the need is obvious as families drive up or walk up and leave with much-needed supplies.

"They're very grateful for what you're doing. The reactions have been nothing but positive, said Joseph Sanders, a church volunteer.

And the need will be there for the foreseeable future as the country gets back on its feet.

The challenge of moving us all on the path forward

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"Right now, we have to overcome this together," said Khaled.

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