Hurricane Sandy donations -- Entertainment industry's contribution
In the wake of devastating hurricane Sandy that hit the east coast last week, the entertainment industry has been vocal in its support of the relief efforts. NBC hosted a telecast Friday, and ABC promoted a “Day of Giving” yesterday. In addition, many entertainment-based companies pledged money. What were the results?
Check it out below:
NBC: 23 million was raised during Friday night’s telecast.
Disney/ABC: 2 million dollar pledged, plus 16.8 million was raised during yesterday’s “Day of Giving.”
Time Warner: 1 million donation
Viacom: 1 million donation
SAG: The Screen Actors Guild has created a relief assistance fund, so far raising over $200,000.
News Corp. 1 million donation
No word yet on the funds that will be raised when the Jersey Shore cast hosts a telecast on MTV Nov. 15.
If you would like to donate, you can give to the Red Cross on its website, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. You can also donate to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, or americares.org.