STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) – CBS2 and KCAL9 teamed up with the Los Angeles Rams and the United Way to help raise money for victims of the massive fires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and after 12 hours, we had a million reasons to say thank you.
More than $1.1 million was raised in the day-long fundraiser Wednesday.
Celebrities including Robin Thicke, Stephanie Weir, Pauley Perrette, Heather Tom and John McCook helped out at our phone bank, along with Galaxy player Daniel Steres, and Rams legends Eric Dickerson and Jackie Slater.
CBSLA would like to thank everyone who has donated so far. Although the telethon ended late Wednesday night, you can still donate.
A special thank you all of our volunteers, as well as the Annenberg Foundation, Dole Food Company, Edison International, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Sikand Foundation and 21st Century Fox for their generous donations.
Barrett Foa from “NCIS: Los Angeles” said the cast pledged $10,000 after seeing Foa’s appearance during the telethon earlier in the day and starting a text message chain.
Two sisters visited CBSLA during the fundraiser to donate their last $20, despite falling on hard times.
Click here for information on ways to other ways to help those impacted by the fires through housing assistance, care for animals and more.