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Despite rainout, Kokua for the Philippines still raises $1.75 million

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Rain couldn't dampen "Kokua for the Philippines." Despite severe weather canceling the television broadcast and outdoor concert portions of the fundraiser, the show still raised more than $1.75 million dollars for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Organizers say a total of $1,758,386.42 was collected as of 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 

The event was continued as an online and radio broadcast after heavy rains swamped the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Organizers and artists improvised, and performed at the indoor phone banks instead.

You can still donate here: http://bit.ly/1gyYijk and at KokuaForThePhilippines.com.

Additionally, you can also donate here: http://bit.ly/1gyYijk

"Ticket holders are encouraged to make their ticket purchase a donation. However, refunds will be provided for those who request," said Chuck Cotton, Vice President and General Manager for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment  Hawaii.

 

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