Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tyler Perry Gives Million Dollars to Haiti Relief (Negromancer Bits and Bites) is reported that Tyler Perry is donating $1 million to the Haiti relief efforts.  He wrote on his website:

I wanna say Thank You to all the people who have given to my Haiti Relief effort. Thousands of you have given almost $100,000.00 so far! I will keep you posted as to what I will be doing with your money. I have raised my personal donation from $250,000.00 to $1million. I did this realizing that after the next big story comes along, the news media will pack up and leave the people of Haiti to fend for themselves. They always do. So my plan is to do just what I did when I built those 20 houses for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Sometimes it's best to wait for the frenzy to pass to really be effective. Haiti needs help now and there are a lot of people doing that, but they will also need help in the coming months. My plan is to take a trip there and see for myself how to put our donations to the best use. Thank you so much! Remember, there is one thing you never get punished for, and that is giving.

I'm not sure if all the money is going to a specific charity or several.  Other celebrities including George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have also given a million dollars to Haiti relief.

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