Celeb Telethon Rakes In $57M —and Counting
Star-studded 'Hope for Haiti Now' event haul sets record
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2010 2:04 PM CST

(Newser) – The Hope for Haiti Now telethon raised $57 million in a day, a record for a disaster relief telethon, and donations are continuing to pour in. Friday night's star-studded event was just the kickoff of a 6-month fundraising effort masterminded by George Clooney, and the preliminary total is even more impressive considering what it doesn't include—iTunes sales and corporate contributions.

To pitch in, visit the website, call 877-99-HAITI, or text GIVE to 50555