Washington (CNN) - Conservative activists, some aligned with the Tea Party movement, hope to join hands with Hollywood celebrities and other famous names for a worthy cause: help for victims of the massive Gulf Coast oil spill.
Organizers hope to highlight tragic stories and say it does not matter if the values of Hollywood heavyweights - typically branded as a liberal set - might clash with the organizers' conservative ideals.
On Thursday, The American Grassroots Coalition announced a telethon to benefit the region still reeling from the oil spill. The conservative grassroots activist group is partnering with others including the "Tea Party Patriots Live" radio show and the Kitchen Table Patriots, based in Pennsylvania. Radio talk show hosts and other shows will also assist in the telethon.
The nationwide event will be streamed out live on various radio stations and on the internet from the Gulf Coast on July 29.
Amy Kremer, co-founder of the coalition, talked to CNN about the event's mission: to widen the portrait of tragedy from the nation's worst environmental disaster. Kremer is also the chairman of the Tea Party Express but says that group is not connected.
"We have not come up with a target," Kremer said. "I think no matter how much we raise, it won't be enough."
Organizers hope Hollywood celebrities, famous politicians and others will take part in the event, according to Kremer. She admitted that no stars have yet to actually commit. But Kremer noted that organizers are pursuing some well-known types whose names she could not yet reveal.
As for possibly teaming up with a liberal Hollywood set that is diametrically opposed to the ideals of the conservative organizers, Kremer issued one message: put ideology aside.
"This isn't about being Democrat or Republican - this is about being an American, about helping our own," Kremer said.
"We're happy to partner with anybody on the Right or the Left," she added. "You have to look at the cause and the bigger picture. We would actually hope we could work with them, on the Progressive side, because then we have the ability to reach more people."
Kremer's statement announcing the telethon noted that "there is a human tragedy to this disaster that needs to be profiled." The statement also said that organizers "want to give these people a chance to have their stories told and faces seen," and that they "want the rest of America to see what is happening in the Gulf Coast region."
In the nearly four-month ordeal, countless stories have been presented about the economic impact of the disaster and many victims have been profiled in often near blanket coverage in newspapers, on the internet, on television and in other media. Kremer was asked how the group's statement that human tragedy "needs to be profiled" squares with the abundant coverage.
She agreed that the oil spill has garnered a heavy amount of coverage. Yet Kremer criticized, what organizers feel, is the dominant focus.
"The majority of the coverage is about BP and the leak being stopped and where the $20 billion is going to go. And these people are hurting down here," Kremer told CNN.
The telethon's organizers hope to increase, what they see as, a lower level of support from Americans compared to other recent tragedies.
"Where is the outgoing of support in this country like we saw during Haiti and the Tsunami?" Kremer said, referring to this year's devastating earthquake in Haiti and 2004's tsunami in Asia.