NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Fey says more than $115 million was raised toward supporting New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 during a virtual telethon.
A tearful Fey said "Thank you, thank you" in reaching the dollar amount as host of the Rise Up New York! event Monday evening.
The Emmy-winning actress along with other A-list celebrities from Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Strahan asked for donations to help relief and recovery efforts.
The one-hour benefit was presented by the New York-based poverty fighting organization, Robin Hood, and iHeartMedia.
Robin Hood said all the donations will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, mental health, legal services and education.