Stewart asks donors to help restore National Mall
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are taking on
causes more serious than a mock feud when they lead dueling
political rallies on the National Mall later this month.
"The Daily Show" host announced Monday on NPR that he will ask
attendees at his Oct. 30 "Rally to Restore Sanity" to donate to
help restore the National Mall. The park has a $400 million backlog
of deferred maintenance.
On his rally website, Stewart says "we're a little afraid that
you might make a mess."
Stewart selected the Trust for the National Mall as his charity
of choice. The group's president, Caroline Cunningham, says they're
grateful for the exposure.
Colbert, host of "The Colbert Report," is asking attendees at
his "Keep Fear Alive" march to donate to Donors Choose, which
raises money for school supplies.