According to The New York Times, Miley's fundraising campaign for My Friend's Place, a Los Angeles organization that supports homeless young people on the streets, raised $200,000 in just two days.
After stirring up twerking controversy at last year's VMAs, Miley used the media attention this year for social good. She brought a homeless young man named Jesse Helt to the awards show on Sunday and when she won Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball," she gave him her acceptance time to speak out on his experiences as a homeless young person.
He said, "I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people."