Barkhas said he and other organizers did not tally Saturday's donations, many of which were checks written directly to AMURT.
He stressed that people unable to attend Saturday's sessions could still support the agency's Japan disaster assistance by visiting www.amurt.us or by mailing checks to AMURT at its U.S.
The group organized a similar fundraiser last year to support AMURT relief work in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there.
"It is heartwarming to feel the support of strangers some 7,000 miles away!" wrote Mark Devine, AMURT
coordinator in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Proceeds will benefit the AMURT
Global Network, a nonprofit international disaster relief and development organization (on the Web at www.amurt.net).
26 tsunami, AMURT crews have been clearing mud, sand and debris; locating, burying and cremating bodies; building houses; and collecting and packaging food, water and medicine for distribution in the hardest-hit city, Banda Aceh.
For more information about AMURT, visit the Web site at www.amurt.net.