Green celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt immediately donated $1 million dollars to help earthquake victims in Haiti.
Never questioning the humanitarian need after hearing of the quake, they donated the lump sum of cash to get rescue efforts started and fast.
News of the collapse of the United Nations building surely rocked the celebs personally, as both have been doing charitable visits to third world nations on behalf of the U.N.
It is expected the Brangelina duo will be donating more money as the days pass — however, their devotion to improving conditions for impoverished citizens and those in the most dire living conditions due to natural disaster or war conditions made them one of the quickest big dollar donors to help those in need.
As such, the citizens of Haiti are thankful to them for that.
Whether or not the pair will travel to Haiti to help with the rescue or reconstruction efforts has not yet been disclosed.
Actor Brad Pitt has been working in the Green Building field and could possible elect to bring some of his sustainable architecture design projects to rebuild businesses and island homes.
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People magazine reports the money will go to help fund the emergency medical operation responding to the devastating 7.0-magnitude quake in Haiti.
“It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades,” says Jolie.
Adds Pitt: “We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their homes, are suffering trauma, and most require urgent care.”
The ecocelebs have donated a massive amount of money in recent years to a variety of humanitarian organizations worldwide, with cash exceeding 6 million dollars given away in 2008 alone.
If you would like to make a financial donation to the cause but don’t have the same fiscal portfolio as Brangelina, don’t worry.
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Here’s what you can do RIGHT NOW to help Haiti —
Copy the text below and share it on Twitter. The Red Cross is accepting donation money via text messages so cash can be accrued quickly.
RT from @greencelebrity:
- Help Haiti! Text “HAITI” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to @redcross. PLEASE RT! #greencelebrity
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