‘‘We will make sure that that money goes out right away to the most affected (places) in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut,’’ David Saltzman, the organization’s executive director, said backstage. ‘‘The money that we raised from this concert will be distributed in the days, weeks and months, not years.’’
Robin Hood is working through existing organizations that ‘‘know what to do and know their communities,’’ he said. Saltzman added that Fuse TV, which is owned by Madison Square Garden, was giving its YouTube revenues earned from airing the concert to the victims, and that StubHub donated $860,000 in fees from those who re-sold tickets.
The sold-out ‘‘12-12-12’’ concert was shown on 37 television stations in the United States and more than 200 others worldwide. It was to be streamed on 30 websites. The theaters showing it included 27 in the New York region.
Associated Press writers David Bauder and John Carucci contributed to this report.