Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haitian Relief:Stars Raise 8 million;John Mayer and Seal Sing for Haiti On Larry King Special Monday Night,January 18,2010

Larry King Hosted a Special last night to Support Red Cross  Haitian Relief efforts. The special also benefited UNICEF,the United Nation's Children's Fund.

John Mayer performed "Heart of Life" as others helping out and sharing their thoughts included Mick Jagger,P.Diddy,Snoop Dogg,Jennifer Lopez,Nicole Richie and Paula Abdul. Seal also sang a song, closing out the show with his rendition of "People Get Ready". They all came together in a unified effort to support Haiti Earthquake Relief:

King's  two hour special which began at 8 p.m. EST, brought celebrities and leaders together to inspire support for the American Red Cross relief effort in Haiti.

The CNN Special - "Larry King Live: Haiti: How You Can Help" - pointed out how people could help survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Guests  joined Larry King in the studio and via satellite. CNN's Campbell Brown reported Haiti news updates throughout the program.

The entire list of those that were scheduled to appear:

Ashley Judd
Queen Rania
Ben Stiller
Ringo Starr
Benicio del Toro
Russell Simmons
Charles Barkley
Ryan Seacrest
Christian Slater
Sarah Ferguson
Colin Powell
Scarlett Johansson
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon
Seal
Jared Leto
Snoop Dogg
Jeff Probst
Jennifer Lopez
Susan Sarandon
Joel and Benji Madden
Tea Leoni
John Mayer
Tom DeLonge
Kobe Bryant
Tommy LaSorda
Mick Jagger
Will.i.Am
Pras Michel

The CNN special also benefited UNICEF, the United Nation's Children's Fund.

Red Cross staff and volunteers from around the globe are reaching out to help the people of Haiti. First aid posts have been set up in the streets, where Red Cross workers and volunteers from Haiti and other countries are working side by side to clean and stitch up wounds amidst the rubble.

The Red Cross is setting up a field hospital in one area and a water trucking program and latrines in another. The USS Comfort is also en route to Haiti, and the American Red Cross is training Creole-speaking volunteers to work as translators when Haitians come aboard for medical care.

More supplies and staff are on the way. If you would like to donate to Haiti relief, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Mobile donors can text "Haiti" to 90999 to make a $10 contribution.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at
http://blog.redcross.org.