Hollywood celebrities have all come together to raise money for the unfortunate victims of the Haiti earthquake. Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean is at the forefront of many of these fund raisers. On Friday night, the rapper together with actor George Clooney hosted a telethon to raise funds for Haiti. The telethon saw the participation of several A-list celebrities and managed to raise a whopping £35m ($56.4million) for the earthquake victims. The event, which aired on MTV UK, major US networks and YouTube featured various stars including, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Shakira, Jack Nicholson, Colin Farrell and many other celebrities from the glam world.
Hope for Haiti will continue to accept donations for the next six months and proceeds will be split between the five actively working relief organizations: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti foundation. Host George Clooney must definitely be happy to know he has helped raise the highest funds for Haiti victims.
Said George Clooney, “The Haitian people need our help, they need to know they’re not alone, they need to know that that we still care”.