Trisha Yearwood Raises 'Over $24K in 15 Minutes' for Rescue Pets as Part of Betty White Challenge

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RELATED: "Her Legacy Will Have a Lasting Impact": Animal Groups Remember Betty White's Lifelong Support

The Betty White Challenge is a movement that started shortly afterWhite's death on Dec. 31. The challenge encouraged fans tocelebrate White's lifelong devotion to helping animalsby donating to an animal rescue or charity this past Monday, which would've been theGolden Girlsstar's 100th birthday.

"Everybody loves Betty White. I've been reading about the influx of donations to pet charities and shelters across the nation since Betty's passing, and I think she is up there smiling so big that this is how the world is showing her how much we love her," Yearwood previously told PEOPLE about what moved her to join the tribute.

"I'm excited to be a part of the Betty White Challenge to help shine a light on the great work that rescues and shelters do, many with only volunteers and private donations of food, bedding and time," added the "She's in Love with the Boy" singer.

Yearwood hosted a virtual event on Monday with talkshoplive on thee-commerce site's pageto raise money for rescue pets nationwide. Yearwood revealed she would match up to $10,000 in donations, as would talkshoplive.

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During her 50+ years of work with theGreater Los Angeles Zoo Association(GLAZA), White starred in and helped create a 1974 TV special calledBackstage at the Zoo, which "wasrevolutionary at the time and broughtthe LosAngeles Zoo into the homes of thousands of Angelenos to shine a spotlight on the Zoo's world-class animal care team," per a release from GLAZA. She also contributed to zoo exhibits like Chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains, the Campo Gorilla Reserve,and the Elephants of Asia.

RELATED VIDEO: Betty White Has Been Beloved by Hollywood for Decades

In 2006, White was honored as theCity of Los Angeles'"Ambassador to the Animals" for her lifelong work for animal welfare. She was later named an honorary zookeeper by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association ofZoo Keepers.

Like White, Yearwood has spent much of her life helping animals.She and husband Brooks, 59,are proud parentsto two rescue dogs, and support other shelter animals through theDottie's Yard Fund.

"They need our help. The common denominator is love. Betty showed us how. Now we have to keep it up and make sure her legacy lives on. Love all creatures, great and small!" Yearwood told PEOPLE.

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