If you count former politicians as celebrities, two of the most high-profile have been former President George W. Bush and his predecessor, former President Bill Clinton. These two men had a very chilly relationship during their political lives but they have come together in a remarkable way to help out for Haiti. The Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund (http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org/) began when current President Obama asked his predecessors to spearhead a fundraising and rebuilding effort in the days following the devastating Haiti quake. So far the fund has gotten more than 200,000 donations including some very high-profile ones from other well known figures: for example, actor Leonardo DiCaprio gave $1 million of his own money.
George Clooney was a also a big star for Haiti releif. He and others quickly organized a nationally broadcasted concert event with over a hundred famous artists and actors across the nation. Throughout the two hour event, pleas for Haiti were heard, music was played, and millions in donations were received. Donations continue to pour in from the effort through the purchase of the music played that evening.
I know that Madonna gave 250,000 dollars to the Haiti relief efforts.
U.S. Men’s National Team forward Jozy Altidore set up a foundation in Hait, as his parents are from the country.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $1 million to help out Haiti. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation donated the money to Doctors Without Borders because many of the hospitals in Haiti were severely damaged by the earthquake.
Yele Haiti is a grassroots, non-political charitable organization focusing on emergency relief, employment, youth development and education. This organization was founded by Grammy-award winning musicians Wyclef Jean and Jerry Duplessis.
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