NBC's benefit concert for "Sandy" raises over $20 million

Christina Aguilera performing at the concert. (Source: NBC)
Christina Aguilera performing at the concert. (Source: NBC)

NEW YORK, NY (WAVE) - NBC's benefit concert for victims of superstorm Sandy raised millions of dollars Friday.

Nearly $23 million was pledged by phone and online during the "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" benefit which aired Friday night on all networks of NBC Universal.

The money will go to the American Red Cross Relief for Sandy victims. A local Salvation Army disaster specialist has been busy supporting relief efforts in New York.

Louisville Divisional Disaster Services Coordinator, Joe Hughes, from the Salvation Army's Kentucky-Tennessee region and his team are helping first responders with search and rescue efforts on parts of Long Island.

That includes providing things like food, water, blankets and social services.

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