New York City — Organizers for the all-star “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon say the event raised $57 million — and counting.
“The public has set a new standard of giving for a relief telethon with ’Hope for Haiti Now,’ and the donations continue to come in,” Lisa Paulsen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, said in a statement released Saturday.
The total includes money raised by phone, text and the Web. It does not include donations by corporations or via iTunes, where people are able to buy performances of the event for 99 cents each, or the entire album for $7.99.
Those funds also go to Haiti relief.