Stars Performing in Hope for Haiti Telethon Raise Millions of Dollars

by Trilok Kapur on  January 26, 2010 at 3:01 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Stars Performing in Hope for Haiti Telethon Raise Millions of Dollars
Stars performing at the Hope for Haiti telethon aimed to raise funds for the earthquake victims in the Caribbean state, were Madonna, Jay Z, Bono and Rihanna among others.

Actor George Clooney, who organized the concert, asked for support from the celebrities present at the event.

"At the core of every religion is the belief that we care for one another, we take care of each other especially in times of need," BBC News quoted him as saying.

He added: "The Haitian people need our help, they need to know they're not alone, they need to know that that we still care."

Clooney mentioned Madonna contributed 250,000 dollars, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave 1m dollars, while supermodel Giselle Bundchen donated 1.5m dollars.

LA-based journalist Sandro Monetti said: "Hundreds of millions are pouring in from what has been a very effective telethon.

"It was quite a line-up all brought together by George Clooney.

"The tone was very sombre and classy, different from the upbeat nature of telethons we have in the UK. With that turnout of stars it was quite something."

Source: ANI

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