Larry King participates in a Heal Haiti telethon The January 2010 Haiti earthquake brought death to over 230,000 people, injury to another 300,000 and made over one million of our island neighbors homeless. In total, over 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsed. At charitybuzz, we joined with our close friend Larry King for a Heal Haiti telethon and online auction and the support from our celebrity partners was immediate and impressive.

Haiti’s government and its international aid partners are now appealing for necessary private capital, both domestic and foreign, to contribute to the reconstruction of the Caribbean county. The chaotic and cumbersome international relief aid needs to be supplemented by high profile and innovative relief efforts so that Haiti can be rebuilt with sustainable development and jobs.

We applaud our close partners and non profit friends such as The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, Artists for Peace and Justice, The GO Campaign, Partners in Health, Solar Electric Fund, One Frickin Day and so many more who are on the ground and in the trenches in Haiti to develop practical solutions that kick start the immediate needs and spur long term development in a practical and scaleable fashion. Our admiration for President Clinton in his passionate quest to move the Haitian economy forward with his humanitarian passion second to none is truly admirable.

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