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Jim Carrey helping to raise donations for relief fund through worldwide telethon
23 Sep 2001    

by Dana
(JCO Editor)

You can still contribute: The September 11th Fund
On September 21th, the multibroadcast telethon "America - A Tribute To Heroes" has been watched around the world, with an estimated 89 million viewers.

The star-studded event aired from secret locations in New York, Los Angeles and London, with celebrities not only performing songs and honorable mentions of episodes of the "real heroes" that survived the terror attacks, but also answering phone calls from viewers willing to donate.

An unusual phone bank.
Joint Network Benefit Inc.
The show proved to be taste- and respectful of the victims of the tragedy and helped raising donations for long-term relief efforts of an estimated $110 million.

Jim Carrey told the touching story of two survivors who carried a woman in a wheelchair 68 stories down the stairs to escape from the twin towers because she had been unable to save herself, without even knowing her name. He also answered the phone to take donations from viewers.

-- With thanks to JCO Correspondent Angelika for the screengrabs! Click to comment this article.

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