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Posted on January 23rd, 2010 - Filed in Photo Updates, Public Events - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope took part in the Hope For Haiti Telethon which was broadcast last night on Fox 8-10pm.

Some of the most famous faces in entertainment are uniting in four locations Friday evening for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, a U.S-led, multi-network TV event to raise money for earthquake relief for the stricken Caribbean nation.

People has a little about the Haiti event that you didn’t see on TV:

Penélope Cruz approached organizer Clooney, who a source says was “very hands-on” during the telecast, and told him, “You’re a genius,” after he brought so many people together for the event, which raised money by encouraging viewers to call 1-877-99-Haiti to pledge money for the cause.

9.5 m dollar Haiti telethon money raised & Hope for Haiti telethon money raised. George Clooney organized Hope for Haiti Telethon reportedly raised around $9.5 million during and immediately after the telethon.

Reports suggests that contributions from across the world are still pouring in and that this 9$.5 million is not final.

So let’s hope the amount reaches at least ten million dollars or as much as 16 million dollars that was reported by CBS.

Clooney has asked the media to keep the issue of Haiti destruction in the aftermath of 7 point earthquake that reportedly snatched 110000 lives in seconds. He said that it was necessary to be able to help the affected people.

Reconstruction of Haiti is a long term program and it will take more than a single telethon to be able to help the Haitian people.

To donate to Hope For Haiti, visit www.hopeforhaitinow.org






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