Telethon raises 115 mil­lion dol­lars for New York­ers im­pacted by COVID-19 pan­demic

Fiji Sun - - SHOWBIZ - Tina Fey.

New York: Tina Fey along with other A-list celebri­ties from Bar­bara Streisand, Jen­nifer Lopez and Michael Stra­han asked for do­na­tions to help re­lief and re­cov­ery ef­forts.

Tina Fey shed tears af­ter an­nounc­ing that more than 115 mil­lion dol­lars was raised to­ward sup­port­ing New York­ers im­pacted by COVID-19 dur­ing a vir­tual telethon.

“Thank you, thank you,” said a tear­ful Fey, the host of the Rise Up New York! event Mon­day evening. The Emmy-win­ning ac­tress along with other A-list celebri­ties from Bar­bara Streisand, Jen­nifer Lopez and Michael Stra­han asked for do­na­tions to help re­lief and re­cov­ery ef­forts.

“Our city is un­der at­tack, but we’ve been here be­fore,” Robert De Niro said. “In the last 20 years, both 9/11 and Hur­ri­cane Sandy. You can take your best shot, but you can­not break our spirit.”

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