Singer Miley Cyrus has helped to raise $200,000 (£117,647) in just one day for a Los Angeles homeless shelter after highlighting the plight of runaways at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Miley Cyrus

The Wrecking Ball hitmaker sent her 'date' Jesse Helt to accept her Video of the Year award at the annual prizegiving ceremony on Sunday (24Aug14) in Inglewood, California, and he revealed that he was homeless onstage.

At the end of his acceptance speech, Helt directed the public to Cyrus' page and asked fans to donate to her fundraising campaign for My Friend's Place.

On Monday (25Aug14), the contributions reached $200,000 and they are still growing, according to the New York Times.

The campaign will continue until 21 September (14) and people who donate will be entered into a lottery to meet Cyrus during her Bangerz tour stop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 28 September (14).

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