SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A group of well-known celebrities, including Colin Kaepernick are using the power of social media to raise money to battle hunger in Somalia.
Some of the celebrities include well-known social media influencers Casey Neistat and Jerome Jarre.
The group reached out to Turkish Airlines through Twitter and asked to send a plane full of food to Somalia.
With the airlines responding within hours, 60-tons of food was promised to be delivered.
Motivated, the stars worked together to build a GoFundMe page titled “Love Army for Somalia”
Within 19 hours, $1,000,000 was raised, which will benefit more than six million Somalis in desperate need of food due to the huge drought that caused the hunger.
CNN contributed to this article.