When reports of the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti started pouring in, many of us — even celebrities — looked for ways to help. Two days after the earthquake, Up in the Air star George Clooney contacted MTV Networks, offering his help in putting together a star-studded benefit for the devastated nation. The result? Hope for Haiti Now, a two-hour telethon airing the evening of Friday, January 22 on most major networks.
Hosted by Clooney, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper, Hope for Haiti Now will feature performances by Jean himself, as well as Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Justin Timberlake and much more — including a group performance by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and U2′s Bono and The Edge in London. Donations will benefit a variety of Haiti relief efforts, including the Red Cross, UNICEF, the Yele Haiti Foundation, Oxfam America and Partners in Health.
How You Can Help
Hope for Haiti Now is now accepting donations via the following methods:
- Online: www.hopeforhaitinow.org
- Phone: 877-99-HAITI
- Text: Text “GIVE” to 50555
- Mail: Hope For Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Rebecca Harper ()