One World: Together At Home was able to generate a massive amount of money to support healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Sunday, Global Citizen revealed that the event brought in over $127 million in commitments. These donations will go to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and UNICEF. There are also over 100 local and regional charities that will receive a portion of the donations—including Education Cannot Wait, Direct Care, Feeding America, United Way, and others. This money will be used to supplement the work of healthcare workers, and put toward developing a vaccine.
The broadcast was hosted by late-night staples Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert, along with the stars of Sesame Street. It aired on NBC networks, ABC, ViacomCBS Networks, The CW, and iHeartMedia on Saturday. Lady Gaga curated the event, which featured appearances from former first lady Michelle Obama, Oprah, and Beyoncé.
"This virus is killing black people in alarming rates here in America," Beyoncé said after praising healthcare workers, calling them "true heroes."
"Please protect yourself, we are one family," she continued. "Please be patient – pray for our heroes."
There were also performances from the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and more.