On Saturday evening, Penn rallied famous cohorts including Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Salma Hayek to honor former President Bill Clinton at the star-studded 4th Annual Help Haiti Home Gala, raising $6 million for the cause along the way. – Source
According to FoxNews
While much of Hollywood lent their voices and wallets in the immediate aftermath of the tragic 7.0 magnitude Haiti earthquake 2010 that claimed the lives of at least 150,000 people five years ago, Sean Penn has stuck with it for the long haul.
The Oscar-winning actor continues to spend more time on Haitian relief efforts than he does making movies, fronting the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
On Saturday evening, Penn rallied famous cohorts including Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Salma Hayek to honor former President Bill Clinton at the star-studded 4th Annual Help Haiti Home Gala, raising $6 million for the cause along the way.
After thanking government officials, former intelligence officials (hint Valerie Plame), and United States military for their service took the country, Penn praised Clinton — who took home J/P HRO’s Louverture Medal of Commitment — for his relief efforts on the ground.
“(Clinton) sat on a log in the center of a community of 60,000 displaced Haitians for hours, asking questions…What did they need? How could he help?… He focused on, and learned about those in need,” Penn told guests. “And he showed them respect, and acknowledged their dignity… As UN Special Envoy to Haiti, he shepherded more than six billion dollars in disbursements and debt-forgiveness following the earthquake. Haiti and J/P HRO are grateful for his commitment.”
Penn also pondered “how different” the world would be now if Clinton had been President during the September 11 attacks. – Continuing Reading Here
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Thank you President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Sean Penn and all Haiti’s friends for your continued support for sustainable development in Haiti. Please, understand that the few people that came tout March in front of your building in NY and also the very few that are being manipulated to create destabilyty in the country do not represent the majority of the people of Haiti. We Are very grateful for everything you have done. Thank you.