Dubbed "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," the fundraiser will take place Friday and comprise events in New York City, Los Angeles, London and Haiti. Haiti native Wyclef Jean will host the New York City proceedings, while actor George Clooney will do the same in Los Angeles and CNN's Anderson Cooper will report from Haiti.
Reports now say that the death toll from the Haiti earthquake has surpassed 200,000. To find out more info on what is going on in Haiti continue reading.
Nearly a week after the devastating earthquake struck near Haiti’s capital, donations for relief efforts are still pouring in — in excess of $200 million. Charities, companies, individuals and celebrities across the U.S. have been rallying together in the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude quake last Tuesday, and their efforts are paying off.
Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry said he will donate $250,000 to Haitian relief efforts, according to his Web site. "If you are like me, I know you want to do something," he said in a message.
As of Friday morning, Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti had raised more than $2 million from mobile giving, according to Albe Angel, CEO of Miami-based Give on the Go, the mobile-communications company working with the non-profit to coordinate donations.
In an emotional address from the White House, President Obama promised $100 million for the relief effort in Haiti, vowing that the United States would stand with the impoverished nation as it counted what could be tens of thousands of dead and grappled with the devastation of the Tuesday earthquake.
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