As of 3 p.m. ET today, more than 6,500 people donated $800,000 to Save the Children following a report on ABC last night.
The donations started coming in following David Muir‘s story on World News Tonight in which he reported on the famine in four African nations, including Somaliland, where he traveled to over the weekend.
The Save the Children website was overwhelmed shortly after the story aired, but they got it back on track and donations continued to pour in throughout today.
“We are enormously grateful to you and the generous ABC viewers,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. The need is huge, but tens of thousands of children will be helped thanks to your kindness.”
Update: As of Friday afternoon (May 5), 16,000 people have donated $1.9 million.