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NBC's Hurricane Sandy Telethon Raised $23 Million

November 04, 2012 14:19:07 GMT

The benefit concert, supported by Christina Aguilera and Bon Jovi among others, collected nearly $23 million in preliminary results.


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Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige and the other artists who supported NBC's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon, managed to raise nearly $23 million in a single night. The money will be donated to The American Red Cross in aid of the storm's victims in the East Coast.

Red Cross and NBCUniversal announced on Saturday, November 3, a day after the benefit concert, "We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Our preliminary results of nearly $23 million raised are an extraordinary example of how the American people pull together in times of disaster. Their generous donations will go directly to those in need, and we urge the public to continue to give. We also thank the dedicated and talented team at NBCUniversal for the millions of people they have helped through this telethon."

Donations were made by visiting RedCross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999. The concert was broadcast live from New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza across all NBCU networks such as NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, and Syfy.

Beside performances, the telethon also featured appearances from Tina Fey, Kevin Bacon and Whoopi Goldberg among others. Springsteen, Steven Tyler, Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon did a special joint performance of "Under the Boardwalk".

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posted by ted hull on Nov 04, 2012
We would not need benefit concerts if FEMA was not mismanaged and the victims money being pocketed by unscrupulous government officials.
posted by ed on Nov 04, 2012
$20M to help in $50B damage? Was it the recession that caused a buck in the bucket help? A beach home alone before the storm was worth $10M. Or was it that after the 9/11 donation that made the victims millionaires, American people became more skeptical about helping fellow Americans struck by disasters. Or the controversies with charity executives? Anyway, everyone should look at the real pictures of real victims, help whichever way you think is best. For the moment, pray for them.
posted by Veelin on Nov 04, 2012
Do Not give to The Red Cross Crooks= The Salvation army Will help you .any time God Bless them -
posted by pupster22 on Nov 04, 2012
"...will go to those in need.." Yeah, like funding the executive suite at the Red Cross. This outfit has an established track record of NOT using funds for the purposes claimed. The Red Cross has a quasi-congressional mandate, and simply cannot be trusted.

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