Mo. Based Charity Gets 'Colbert Bump'

6 years 3 days 21 hours ago Sunday, November 17 2013 Nov 17, 2013 Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:41:00 AM CST November 17, 2013 in News
By: The Assosiated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield-based nonprofit that's helping been out with relief to the Philippines has gotten help from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert.

Colbert cited reports on his show Thursday that China had pledged only $100,000 for Philippines typhoon relief. Colbert then encouraged his viewers to make donations to Convoy of Hope in Springfield to out-donate China.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that about 16 hours after the show aired, Convoy of Hope eclipsed Colbert's goal, with $100,240 through Colbert's text message-based donations.

But it's not clear if that really counts as beating China. In addition to the previously announced $100,000 in cash, reports say China's state news agency says China is also providing $1.4 million in relief supplies, including tents and blankets.

 

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