If you haven’t donated money to relief efforts in Haiti yet, it is never too late.
This Friday, Canada’s television networks are collaborating on an amazing television event. Canada for Haiti, will be a one-hour program featuring stories about Canadians in Haiti and how we can help the country. The program will air on CTV, CBC and Global TV.
The show will be hosted by CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos of The Hour, Global’s Cheryl Hickey of ET Canada and CTV’s Ben Mulroney of etalk.
The Canada for Haiti special will give Canadians the opportunity to donate to a group of Canadian organizations doing work in Haiti. The groups featured are: Canadian Red Cross Society, Care Canada, Free the Children, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec, Plan Canada, Save the Children Canada, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada.
After Canada for Haiti, you can stayed tuned to the Canadian networks and watch the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, which is being hosted by George Clooney and will feature many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Musician Wyclef Jean will also be host from New York, and CNN reporter Anderson Cooper is hosting from Haiti.
Proceeds from the telethon will be donated to Oxfam America, the Red Cross, UNICEF, Jean’s Yele Haiti foundation and Partners in Health, the largest non-governmental medical organization in Haiti. You’ll be able to purchase the night’s performances on Itunes as another way of raising funds. So far, the acts scheduled to appear include: Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crowe, Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder. Performing in New York are Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting. The London lineup features Coldplay and a group performance by Bono, the Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna.

Mike Morrison