Sting, Mariah Carey and Billy Joel raise $ 115 million against the coronavirus | People


Mariah Carey, Bon Jovi, Sting, or Billy Joel, and other artists, participated in singing from their homes in a telethon on Monday night that raised $ 115 million dollars for the citizens hit by the pandemic in New York, the city most affected by the coronavirus in the united States.

While Billy Joel sang Miami 2017 (Seen the lights go out on Broadway)released for the first time in 1976 and where he describes the destruction apocalyptic New York, the Empire State building changed colors to the rhythm of the music.

The event, organized for the benefit of solidarity associations new york and in collaboration with the group of media iHeartRadio, lasted an hour and was presented by the actress, writer, screenwriter, and producer Tina Fey, who revealed the figure at the end of the program with tears in their eyes, although it is not known for its effusive. All of the donations will be destined to the association RobinHood, which collaborates with more than 250 organizations that fight hunger and help the needy to find a job or housing.

From the start of the confinement due to the pandemic coronavirus, 831.000 new yorkers are registered as unemployed, about 10% of the total population and 18% of the economically active population.

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