The headlines have been flooded with updates on Haiti’s current plight. After a devastating 7.0 earthquake, the country is left in shambles. The death toll is estimated to be 200,000. With many dead and trapped under piles of rubble and debris citizens across the globe have initiated relief funds to help the broken country.
Tonight at eight o’clock humanity is banning together to send aid to Haiti. All programming on major networks in the U.S. will be showing coverage of the “Hope For Haiti Now” telethon event. Radio stations and websites such as YouTube and Hulu will be streaming the event as well. Movie star and humanitarian George Clooney has devised this ingenious plan of taking over every media outlet to help our fellow man in their time of great need. The commercial free telethon will be hosted by Clooney in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York and Anderson Cooper in Haiti. The music industry’s top echelon of talent has scheduled to perform at these telethons and to encourage viewers to donate to Haiti’s relief effort. Scheduled performers include Beyonce, Madonna, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and many more. Celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston, Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, and Meryl Streep will be manning the phones.
The concert portion of the event will be something completely unheard of as many of the performers are planning to perform numbers that have never been seen by the public. A compilation CD of the performances will be sold as well, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti’s reconstruction.
Stars such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Sandra Bullock have donated generous amounts of money already. Now is the time for Americans to break out their wallets and join the effort. Donations of all sizes will be accepted.