Televised tornado relief concert raises $6 million

June 1, 2013 5:15 PM

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Televised tornado relief concert raises $6 million

OKLAHOMA CITY - Organizers of a televised benefit concert say they raised more than $6 million in pledges and ticket sales to help people in Oklahoma trying to recover after a deadly tornado last week.

A spokeswoman for the United Way of Central Oklahoma reported the updated figures Thursday after the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" hosted by Blake Shelton and televised live on NBC.

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