Oprah asked her viewers to open their hearts, and they did. As of May 2006, viewer donations total more than $10.5 million to the Oprah Angel Network Katrina fund and registry.
Some celebrity guests like Jon Bon Jovi and his band also helped fund construction on the second Angel Network neighborhood. Bon Jovi's surprise check for $1 million left Oprah speechless!
Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria and San Antonio Spur Tony Parker made a $50,000 donation to sponsor a Katrina Home from Oprah's Katrina Homes Registry.
NBA superstar Kevin Garnett was inspired to go even further. "I'm personally buying one Katrina home from your registry every month for the next two years," he wrote to Oprah. "That's 24 homes and $1.2 million for your Angel Network to help other families who need a place to live."