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Miley Cyrus' VMA Stunt With Wanted Homeless Boy has Helped Raise $200K

28 Aug 2014

Homeless fundraising campaign sees huge amounts being donated in just one day

No matter what Miley does, it seems to have an impact on society. The wreckingball hitmaker has helped to raise $200,000 (Dhs 735,000) in a single day for a Los Angeles homeless shelter after highlighting the dramatic situation of runaways in the U.S at the MTV Video Music Awards annual prize giving ceremony earlier this week. Cyrus had sent her 'date', homeless youth Jesse Helt, to accept her award for video of the year on her behalf.

The 22-year old revealed onstage that he himself has been faced with the difficulties of being homeless. At the end of his speech, Helt called Miley's fans and the public to donate to Cyrus' fundraising campaign for My Friend's Place on the star's Facebook page.

The successful campaign will continue until 21 September and people who donate will be entered into a lottery to win a meet and greet with Cyrus during her Bangerz tour stop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 28 September.

Even though Miley's date has been faced with some negative publicity, as a warrant is out for him for violating his probation agreements, it seems like all in all, the stunt has worked and Miley's fans are as supportive as ever when it comes to things close to the pop star's heart.