Brad & Angelina Give $1 Million to Haiti
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated a whopping $1 million from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation to the charity Doctors Without Borders, which is flying out additional staff and a portable hospital equipment to Haiti, which was hit with a massive earthquake which killed and injured tens of thousands Tuesday. "It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades," Angelina said in a statement.
The Pitts are no strangers to the Caribbean island nation: they have toured the country with their good friend Wyclef Jean to assist him with his charity, Yelè Haiti. "I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse," said Wyclef. “The over two million people in Port-au-Prince face catastrophe alone. We must act now."
Many other celebrities have set up their own charities to raise money and awareness of the 7.0 magnitude quake. Oprah made an announcement on her show saying, "Be of service. This is a time where we, as a global nation, should come together and support those who are in need." Other celebrities such as Usher, Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano, Coldplay and Olivia Wilde are also urging the public to help in the cause.
By texting "Yele" to 501501 from your cell, $5 will automatically be donated to the Yelé Haiti Earthquake Fund, or visit www.yele.org to make a donation. –MANDY COHEN in London