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Haiti quake relief: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt rally behind Wyclef Jean to help; Twitter roster grows

Three in haiti Wyclef Jean -- after encouraging support for Haiti on Tuesday via CNN and Twitter -- is now in his earthquake-stricken homeland, "focusing on family, Yele staff and response." (The Yele Haiti Foundation, his charity, was established in 2005.)

Last night we brought you a breaking list of celebrities who were speaking out on Twitter -- and while Ministry slept, even more expressed their concern.

Adam Lambert issued a sincere plea to give even the smallest amount to UNICEF; Lindsay Lohan gave Yele a shout-out (though the State Department number she gave is for families to get information, not for donations), and Wil Wheaton was back with a timely reminder to watch out for scammers. Alyssa Milano was also back this morning with informed sympathy and a plea to text donations to Yele.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who've helped the people of Haiti in the past, issued a statement Tuesday night:

“We are devastated by the news from Haiti. We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter.” (Unrelated but interesting, Pitt and Jolie aren't likely to be at the Golden Globes on Sunday.)

President Obama spoke this morning, describing a plan to mobilize rescue efforts and work with organizations already on the ground in Haiti, and the White House offered instructions on how to donate to the Red Cross via text message.

The main charities celebs are backing, other than Yele, include Artists for Peace and Justice, UNICEF and the Red Cross. The FBI is also warning people to watch out for fraud.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Angelina Jolie and Wyclef Jean, lifting a little girl, aren't new to helping Haitians -- this is a shot of them in Port-au-Prince on Jan. 13, 2006, celebrating his charity's first anniversary. Credit: Brennan Leslie / Associated Press.

Related quake dispatch from the Ministry of Gossip: 

Earthquake in Haiti: celebrities and fans respond on Twitter

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Comments () | Archives (12)

I am 100% haitian but i have been here for over 10 years now but i still and will always care and love my country very much. And i am thankful of the people that went to help out my people, my nation, and my everything. And a special thanks to one of my favorite artist which is Angelina Jolie. I LOVE YOU. And Wyclef Jean I have always respected you for being who, what, and how you are. GOD BLESS....Lets keep praying.

Let us all pray to Our Heavenly Father to shine His mercy and light upon the brave people of Haiti in their direst hour of need. I pray that all people who are able to help the Haitian people, do so, quickly and without delay.

My heart felt prayers go out the people of Haiti and to Haitians here in the US. I also ask the Lord to be with those who have gone to help. How I wish I could be there helping in any way I could. Here at home I will be getting clothing and water together to get to those in need. How I wish I could do more. God Bless you all.

omg please give donation to haiti we need your help god bless america in all country in the world who suported haiti in that moment god bless

The Catholic Relief Service organization has pledged 5million to help Haiti.

I have clothes, shoes,coats,ect.WE just want to help. I have a Co-Worker from the Capital/ How do We SEND NOW! You can also have the $5.00

I cannot even begin to think of what pain the everyone is going through. The only thing that I can do is promise to keep my word and try and raise money for the people of Haiti.Love is the only thing that is going to keep us together.

love Jackie Mgido

I wonder where is OPRAH yes Bill Gate it would have been nice if they can set up an example

Angelina Jolie is just lovely and you can always count on her for donations when they are needed. she donated a million. :)

I just made a donation to the red cross for our friends in Haiti.God bless them all and to everyone who is helping out with anything else they can!! As a Josh groban fan,I encourage all Grobanites to help out anyway they can to this devistating situation!!! I know josh would appreciate all of us helping out!!! Thank you and God Bless all!

how can I donate to the HAİTİ's people?

You know what. As soon as something happens to the black race then everybody wants to criticize their organizations or organizations that help dark races of people. Black folks to simply call it. You should look at Red Cross, Catholic Charities, UNICEF, Salvation Army and some of the so-called great organizations. Haiti will get that money once they pay for the $100,000 salaries their adminsrator's get. Plz. I gave to Yele and that's who me and my husband will be giving/donating to. I know Wyclef cares about his people. These other organizations I can't say?


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