We'll have to wait a few days to learn how much this fundraiser brings in, but know that prior telethons have raised significant sums:
- telethon for Haiti raised $66 million
- 9/11's "A Tribe to Herores" raised $150 million raised
- Hurricane Katrina's "Shelter from the Storm" telethon raised $40 million
Charities that will receive money from CNN’s program include the United Way, National Wildlife Federation and Nature Conservancy. You can learn about other charities helping by visiting our Hot Topic about this disaster.