Many generous people have donated to the American Red Cross in the week since Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast. On Friday, NBC aired the telethon Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, featuring performances from Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel and more.

According to a statement (via Celebuzz) from Red Cross Chief Marketing Officer Peggy Dyer, the preliminary results show nearly $23 million was raised during the hour-long telethon. The donations "are an extraordinary example of how the American people pull together in times of disaster."

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Source: Celebuzz

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