This past week, The National Weather Service confirmed a record breaking 18 tornadoes tore through the Ohio Valley.
Upon hearing the horrible news, comedian Mike Birbiglia asked his Twitter followers how he could help in the wake of Ohio’s destruction.
He then decided to use his platform and encourage other big names to join him in matching a $1,000 donation to the Dayton Food Bank.
Thanks to Twitter, the ask was quickly and well received. Celebrities used the hashtag Dayton Donations as they came together.
Big names such as Ohio’s own John Legend along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, Zooey Deschanel, Patton Oswalt, Jack Antonoff, Ben Stiller, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Jim Gaffigan, and Zach Braff all matched Birbiglia’s donation.
Nearly 22 hours after his initial tweet, Birbiglia said he spoke with the food bank who told him they helped raise $55,000!