Avengers Cast Raises $500,000 for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

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Earth's Mightiest Heroes came together to raise an impressive $500,000 for Puerto Rico following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria back in September.

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Scarlett Johansson, along with fellow Avengers Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. and fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe cast members Frank Grillo and Maximiliano Hernandez partnered with the John Gore Organization for a benefit reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town yesterday at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The star-studded event, which was organized by Johansson, was directed by Kenny Leon and managed to raise $500,000 with over 3,500 tickets sold.

"We are all deeply touched by the outpouring of generosity and support from the local community," Johansson said. "We knew we could count on you, Atlanta!"

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Funds from the benefit will be used for immediate relief, recovery and rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities hit hardest by the storm. Johansson and her fellow Avengers are currently in Atlanta working on the two-part Avengers: Infinity War.

Debuting in theaters on May 4, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.

(via Super Hero Hype)

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