Media drive raises $2.9M for Haiti

January 22, 2010 3:46:41 PM PST
The Chicago Helps Haiti media relief drive Thursday raised $2,962,391 to support relief efforts in Haiti. The number is expected to increase slightly when a final tally from online gifts, received late in the day Thursday, are accounted for.

The Chicago broadcasting and print media community joined the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and Hewitt Associates in the effort to help those facing the devastating aftermath of the Haitian earthquake.

The 18-hour drive was run out of a phone bank of volunteers in north suburban Lincolnshire.