Ian Somerhalder has been singularly focused on the disaster in the Gulf since the pipe burst over two months (good lord) ago. He’s constantly called attention to the ecological catastrophe in interviews, on Twitter and anywhere a mic was placed near his mouth. But Ian found himself shocked to be the only tub thumper.

“Coming from the entertainment world, I’m really shaken by how quiet Hollywood is,” the actor told E! Online earlier this month. “And I say that out of respect for my peers and colleagues, but I’m really bummed that no one is really coming up to help the situation. I think a telethon is a good way to funnel money into these channels…We need to set one of those things up to really paint a picture of exactly how much devastation is here.”

Well Ian is no longer alone as dozens of stars stood shoulder to shoulder with him on last night’s CNN “Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help” telethon that raised over $1.7 million so far. Round of applause please.

But that’s not enough — we can’t limit our donations to one night, so please click here for information on three essential foundations that need your help in order to properly clean up the Gulf.

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