PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—Philadelphia native Kevin Hart has made a donation of $10,000 during the eighth annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Telethon.
“I just want to show my love and support for the Ronald McDonald House, CBS Philly, Ukee Washington–you’re doing an amazing thing,” said Hart in a video message sent in to CBS 3. “I can’t be there in person but I am there in spirit. I am donating $10,000 to the cause. Thank you guys for bringing such awareness to such an amazing cause. Team Philadelphia forever — keep doing big things.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
The 14-hour on-air fundraiser kicked off early this morning at 6 a.m.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children.MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
Since 2010, the event has raised more than $6.2 million for the charity.