Celebrities pledge thousands to food bank to help Ohio tornado victims

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Mike Birbiglia, Ben Stiller, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Kimmel & other celebrities have pledged donations to a Dayton, Ohio food bank to help victims of recent tornadoes in that region.

It all began when Birbiglia announced he would be donating $1,000 to the organization:

He then started tagging comics and other big names such as John Mulaney, challenging them to match his donation:

Almost immediately, handfuls of celebs began pledging their support for the victims of the Memorial Day tornado outbreak:

At last update, at least $16,000 had been raised for the Foodbank, though Birbiglia said he’s aiming for at least $20,000 by the end of the night, and has now reached out to a handful of presidential candidates asking them to donate as well.

Additionally, Dayton-native Rob Lowe said Thursday that people are welcome to donate to the Dayton Foundation during his show at the Schuster Center on June 2.

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