Yesterday, we told you about George Clooney and his nonstop effort to help those who have been victims of the earthquake over in Haiti. The Oscar winning actor will be teaming up with MTV Networks to broadcast a worldwide telethon called, “Hope For Haiti.” An official press release has been sent out and we’re passing on the news to you so you can watch and most importantly help.
In response to the natural disaster that took hold of Haiti this past week MTV as well as several other major broadcasting networks will air the telethon commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, and CMT on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:00 p.m. CT. “Hope For Haiti” will also be available on MTV Networks International, CNN International and National Geographic channels worldwide.
Covering all aspects of the globe, Clooney will take on hosting duties from Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean will hold down the fort in New York, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper will broadcast live from Haiti. The two-hour telethon will be broadcast from New York City and Los Angeles, and will feature musical performances and celebrity appearances to be announced prior to the event, as well as live news reports from CNN.
All the money generated during the show will be split between 5 organizations who are currently working in Haiti, including Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Yele Haiti Foundation (www.yele.org/text to give at 501501). Facebook and MySpace will also do their share by being the official social media partners to help drive donations.
If you are interested in aiding the Haitian efforts please visit the website of one of the charity organizations listed above.