Available for everyone, funded by readers, Eleven days after the 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, and with the death toll rising to 120,000, rescue teams pull 22-year-old man alive from the rubble. LIVE TV; Home. 95 likes. All rights reserved. "It is cool to speak to you too," the director replied. Aid For Haiti will be fuelled, too, by the release of a new single from American rapper Jay-Z, Stranded, composed in collaboration with U2 band members Bono and the Edge. Illinois State Senator Rev. That’s when I called Donald Lawrence. The program will be emceed by WGRB 1390 AM on-air personalities Pastor John Hannah and Angela Martin. Wearing the Haitian flag around his neck, Wyclef Jean closed the event, singing a few phrases from the reggae classic Rivers of Babylon before delivering a Creole version of his song Yéle, written in the style of the Haitian folk music called racine. And then, on cue, George Clooney appeared, the first of a sombre parade of actors and musicians to appeal for donations for the earthquake victims in the Caribbean country. ( Log Out / Clooney is now a veteran of such TV fundraisers. Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent, Sun 24 Jan 2010 00.05 GMT "Can you send an angel?" Hope For Haiti Concert and Silent Auction is a fund raiser to support the work of our Dwelling Place Mission team in the country of Haiti “I woke up early Tuesday morning and said to myself I’ve heard what the NFL is doing, for Haiti,” Jenkins says of the idea to organize the benefit. Among the Hollywood stars supporting the appeal were Jack Nicholson, Mel Gibson, Meg Ryan, Ellen Barkin, Tim Robbins, Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon, who talked to one caller about the positive energy among the celebrities around her who had gathered to help. I think it is incredibly important for God’s church to be visibly engaged, serving and sharing as Jesus would. Steven Spielberg answered the phone to a surprised female pastor who said: "Wow. Viewers across the world – this event was aiming for the largest television audience ever – were treated to solo performances from Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Sting, and Chris Martin of Coldplay accompanying Beyoncé on the piano. Hope For Haiti Concert. They arrange events like this telethon when the need is greatest, but I also think high-profile supporters are particularly helpful to us in the second phase of relief fundraising, when the news coverage has died away.". Change ), Full Circle Inspirational Talk w/Kitina Thomas. Powerful personal appeals came from Bill Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman and Leonardo DiCaprio, one of several stars to donate $1m (£620,000) to the cause. Miracle survivor found as Haiti rescue teams ordered to stand down, Haiti earthquake: Aid and treatment for survivors, Spirit and strength will pull Haiti's people through, Haiti looters are shot or lynched as owners comb through house ruins, Beware of bogus online charity appeals for Haiti earthquake victims. ( Log Out / RSS feed for comments on this post. First published on Sun 24 Jan 2010 00.05 GMT. ( Log Out / Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. "The Haitian people need our help," said the actor, who had organised the fundraising concert with Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean. Trump's worst nightmare. "We obviously can't plan this kind of event, because we never know when a disaster is going to happen, so we rely on stars and performers coming forward quickly," said a British spokeswoman for Oxfam yesterday. STREAM EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, TYLER PERRY AND CLASSIC HITS, Madea’s Farewell The Play - Virtual Museum, Hip Hop Awards ‘20: 5 Things To Know About Jack Harlow, 21 Savage Announces $100K Scholarship Fund. All the telethon performances are available on Apple's iTunes and cash donations can be made at hopeforhaitinow.org. "They need to know they are not alone.". In addition to answering phones yesterday, Justin Timberlake sang a version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in a duet with Matt Morris. As all other organizations have united, the body of Christ must have some united effort to respond to the devastation that we’ve witnessed in Haiti.”. Over the last 30 years, we have had experience with challenges, natural disasters, political and civil unrest, and now COVID-19. BET. The proceeds of the concert will go directly to Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org) and Hospitals for Humanity (www.hospitalsforhumanity.org). International charity concerts are now a central part of boosting aid funds in the aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. Both organizations are currently on the ground in Haiti, providing immediate relief (ranging from food and water to medical care) to the survivors of this horrific earthquake. TrackBack URI. Chicago’s influential and vibrant church and gospel music communities are coming together to raise money for the survivors of the recent Haiti earthquake. The R&B superstar's rendition of her song Halo included the altered lyric: "Haiti, we can see your halo/I pray you won't fade away.". Three years later the actor was also behind the Concert of Hope telethon that followed the south Asian tsunami. GRAMMY WINNER DONALD LAWRENCE AND PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST MARVIN SAPP, WILL JOIN JOHN P. KEE, BYRON CAGE, KAREN CLARK SHEARD, VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG, AND WHO’S WHO OF CHICAGO CHURCH COMMUNITY FOR “CHICAGO’S HOPE FOR HAITI” BENEFIT CONCERT. In Britain, Gordon Brown has waived VAT on the charity single being put together by Simon Cowell for Haiti – a cover version of REM's Everybody Hurts, which will feature stars such as Cheryl Cole, Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé. Charles Jenkins (Pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church) are spearheading this effort and have enlisted Grammy-winning recording artist / producer Donald Lawrence, and Ricky Dillard of Chicago’s New G Chorale to organize the music for “Chicago’s Hope for Haiti” benefit concert. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. See photos from the Hope for Haiti telethon. The Hope for Haiti Now concert event was in Los Angeles, New York, and Haiti, where CNN’s Anderson Cooper is working to report on the country’s effort to recover from the 7.0 Haiti … GRAMMY WINNER DONALD LAWRENCE AND PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST MARVIN SAPP WILL JOIN JOHN P. KEE, BYRON CAGE, KAREN CLARK SHEARD, VANESSA BELL ARMSTRONG, AND WHO’S WHO OF CHICAGO CHURCH COMMUNITY FOR “CHICAGO’S HOPE FOR HAITI” BENEFIT CONCERT February 8, 2010 @ 7 PM @ The House of Hope Chicago’s influential and vibrant church and … Proceeds from the night, thought to amount to hundreds of millions, will be split among the five relief organisations actively operating in Haiti: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, Unicef and to Jean's own Yéle Haiti foundation. Sat 23 Jan 2010 19.05 EST First ... opening the Hope For Haiti telethon early yesterday morning with her song Prelude to a Kiss. Sheryl Crow joined Kid Rock and Australian country star Keith Urban for a rendition of Lean on Me. “I’ve heard what the NBA is doing. Hope for Haiti Now is a live album by various artists to benefit Hope for Haiti Now's campaign to alleviate the 2010 Haiti earthquake.All benefits from the album sales go to Haiti relief organizations, including the Red Cross and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti foundation. There were eloquent words from contributors from Haiti, too, from those who had lost relatives or were still stunned that their troubled homeland was facing yet another crisis.
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