January 16, 2010 One million dollars raised by Wyclef’s Yele organization for Haiti

One million dollars raised by Wyclef’s Yele organization for Haiti

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Due to the devastating 7.0 earthquake that shook the nation of Haiti, stars in the Hip-Hop world urged listeners and fans to contribute, cooperate, and rally in support of the nation and its people. One of these Hip-Hop stars was Haiti’s Goodwill Ambassador Wyclef Jean who led with a call to action. Any followers were highly encouraged to text “Yele” to 501501 in order to donate 5$.

“Give on the Go” is the mobile communications company that assisted in coordinating the effort with Yele. Give on the Go’s CEO Albe Angel noted that they have already obtained more than one million dollars in donations regarding this.

Other celebrities including DJ Whoo Kid, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have offered to help with efforts while President Barack Obama has pledged $100 million in aid from the United States.

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