#GiveBackPhilippines Campaign from Justin Bieber Gets Over $1 Million for Haiyan Relief

December 19, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Justin Bieber’s #GiveBackPhilippines fundraising campaign has raised over $1 million for Typhoon Yolanda relief.

The typhoon his the Philippines last month, killing thousands and injuring many more. It destroyed many homes as well.

The fundraising drive ended at $1,161,168.

In total, Bieber has raised over $3 million for the typhoon relief.

In the introduction to #GiveBackPhilippines, Bieber said in a video: 

“Everyone knows I’ve got the best fans in the world, so the moment I heard about the tragedy a few weeks back, I knew I could count on you guys to make a difference.

He added: “When I heard about the massive scale of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster, I wanted to help in any way I could.”

Bieber, 19, visited the Philippines and met with victims of the typhoon. He played basketball with a survivor at San Jose Elementary School, where he visited with children and parents who survived the typhoon.

People who donated $10 or more to the campaign were entered into a lottery. The grand-prize winner, who hasn’t been announced, gets a trip for two to Los Angeles in 2014 to join Bieber in the studio to watch and lsiten to him record new music.

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