“Hope for Haiti Now” Telethon Raise over $60 Million
By Kevin Caruso
The “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon, which aired on multiple networks on Friday, January 22, 2010, has raised more than $60 million. An average of 24 million U.S. viewers watched the entire two-hour telethon, while a total of 83 million U.S. viewers tuned in at some point during the program.
Additionally, there were 1.9 million live video streams, and 5.8 million total streams.
“Hope for Haiti Now” was also the most Tweeted topic, according to Collective Intellect, a social media monitoring firm.
“Hope for Haiti Now” featured moving performances by Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris, Wycle Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Dave Matthews and Neil Young, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, and others.
The telethon also featured appearances President Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, and Muhammad Ali.
And many celebrities supported "Hope for Haiti Now" by answering phones and taking donations.
Proceeds from "Hope for Haiti Now" will be split among the following organizations and used for Haiti earthquake relief: UNICEF, the Red Cross, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.
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