Organizers said Friday night’s "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon has raised $57 million, with money continuing to come in, the Associated Press reports.
The two-hour star-studded event aired on all the major broadcast networks and numerous cable channels, as well as online.
The figure includes the money raised by phone calls, texts and online, but not any corporate donations. Nor does it include the money from iTunes, where the individual performances are being sold for 99 cents. As a $7.99 CD, "Hope for Haiti Now" had the biggest one-day preorder ever on the site.