Sunday’s “One Love Manchester” concert raised about $3.5 million — and counting — per the British Red Cross.
OK, so they technically tallied 2.7 million British Pounds, which has a 1-to-1.29 exchange rate these days when compared with the weaker U.S. Dollar. We just wanted to save you the math.
Per the Red Cross, that means the Manchester Emergency Fund now holds north of 10 million British Pounds, which is roughly $13 million here. Not bad doing good.
Here’s the British Red Cross’ tweet announcing the total. A big part of their fundraising came through text messaging.
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) June 5, 2017
Sunday’s concert was held in response to a deadly suicide bombing attack that took place last month at a Manchester Ariana Grande concert. The One Love Manchester charity will donate its proceeds to the victims and their families.