With relief efforts on the rise in the passing weeks from ordinary and extraordinary people from all around the globe, another earthquake shook Haiti a few days ago. Not of the same magnitude as it’s counterpart which practically leveled the city of Port-au-Prince last week, the 6.1 quake shook buildings causing havoc in Haiti, dampening what little progress relief groups have had since the previous earthquake hit just eight days ago.
In leu of recent events and the rising turmoil surrounding Haiti and it’s people, I feel that its necessary and extremely important to once again encourage everyone to sow seeds in order to help the victims of these recent natural disasters. Inexpensive and extremely convenient outlets have made it possible for us to help in the smallest of ways. Celebrities have pledged millions of dollars to the cause already, at the forefront being Leonardo DiCaprio promising one million dollars to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, and George Clooney who has organized the celebrity telethon “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” to be broadcasted today Friday January 22 live on four major television networks, not the mention a dozen cable channels and live streaming for the event. The telethon is slated to be the biggest of it’s kind with performances by Beyonce, Shakira, Madonna, and Bono to name a few, and its largest contributions coming in from the likes of Bill Clinton, Meryl Streep, and Sandra Bullock who have also pledged millions of dollars to Haiti.
As easy as it has become to donate, simple websites and television shows we touch everyday have been making extremely cost effective and simple to donate even the smallest of gifts. On Itunes, Rihanna’s rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ as sang live on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show earlier this week, is being sold with all the proceeds going directly to Haitian relief efforts. The ways to help have increased over the last week, making it nearly impossible for any of us to sit idle without giving even a little. Help Haiti now!
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