The star-studded event featured performances by Sting, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and Jimmy Fallon
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(UPI) - The Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon featuring Bruce Springsteen raised $23 million to benefit the American Red Cross recovery effort for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, organizers said.
The star-studded event featured performances by Sting, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and Jimmy Fallon.
Actors Tina Fey, Kevin Bacon, Whoopi Goldberg and Danny DeVito also took part in the appeal, which aired Friday evening on NBC.
"We are incredibly grateful and humbled by this outpouring of support for those who are suffering as a result of Superstorm Sandy," said American Red Cross Officer Peggy Dyer.
"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," she added.
For those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, it is now a land of hope and dreams, as these victims wait for help to arrive to help rebuild their lives. If you would like to donate you can go to the Red Cross website, call 1-800-HELP-NOW, or it can be as simple as texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. As Mary J. Blige said, "every penny counts."
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