Sunday, January 24, 2010

'Hope For Haiti Now' Telethon Tally Tops $57 Million; Digital Album No. 2 on Amazon

Friday night's star-studded "Hope For Haiti Now" telethon -- simulcast on several network and cable television stations across the globe -- has, thus far, generated more than $57 million to help bring relief to Haitians after the massive 7.0 earthquake hit the capital of Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. Donations have poured in via phone, text messages, online and post.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, the "Hope for Haiti Now" global telethon is already available as an extraordinary digital album -- including fantastic performances by Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, The Roots, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Beyoncé, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Sexton, Jennifer Hudson, Emeline Michel, Bono, The Edge, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and Wyclef Jean. As of this morning, the MP3 album ranked No. 2 on Amazon.

Via digital video, you can also own the entire two-hour Hope for Haiti Now global telethon, hosted by George Clooney, CNN's Anderson Cooper, and Wyclef Jean -- including all of the musical performances.

All proceeds from album and video sales will go to American Red Cross, Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation.

Take Action Now
This is the time for all of us -- corporations, small businesses, individuals, fundraising groups -- to step up and help the people of Haiti get the clean water, food, blankets, tents, medical supplies and assistance they need. Know that, when you do, 100 percent of the funds raised will go towards relief efforts in Haiti, and that there are NO backend costs whatsoever.

* Donate now:

* Download the "Hope For Haiti Now" MP3 album [$7.99]:

* Watch the "Hope For Haiti Now" video [$2.99]:

SOURCES: Amazon, CNN, Hope For Haiti Now, MTV Networks

Help Survivors of the Earthquake in Haiti. Click Here to View Charity Navigator's List of Top-Rated Relief Charities Working in Haiti.

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