Gisele Gives Big To Haiti
Supermodel and new mum GISELE BUNDCHEN has become the latest star to dig deep and give big to the victims of Tuesday's (12Jan10) Haiti earthquake - she has donated $1.5 million (GBP938,000) to relief efforts.
The Brazilian has handed over the cash to the Red Cross after seeing news coverage of the devastation the 7.0-magnitude quake caused.
In a statement, she says, "I am heartbroken by the catastrophic events of the past six days in Haiti. It is important in times like these that we come together and find ways to help in any way we can."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $1 million (GBP625,000) and Pitt and George Clooney's Not On Our Watch charity has donated another $1 million.
Meanwhile, Haitian-born Wyclef Jean is raising cash through his Yele foundation and Madonna has donated $250,000 (GBP156,250) to relief efforts.
She states, "My prayers are with the people of Haiti. I can't imagine the terrible pain and suffering they are experiencing. Sadly the depths of the tragedy are just becoming known and the need for our support grows more urgent with every passing moment.
"I have given a donation of $250,000 to assist Haiti's earthquake victims through Partners in Health, one of Haiti's leading healthcare providers. I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can."
And actress Alyssa Milano has donated $50,000 (GBP31,250) to UNICEF for Haiti relief, asking, "Which corporation will match my donation?"
In a TV interview, Wyclef revealed Haitians need at least $1 million a day in donations.