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Larry King Hosting Special to Support Red Cross Haiti Relief
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January 17, 2010
CNN’s Larry King is hosting a two-hour special Monday  at 8 p.m. EST, bringing celebrities and leaders together to inspire support for the American Red Cross relief effort in Haiti.

The CNN Special — “Larry King Live: Haiti: How You Can Help” — will point out how people can help survivors of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Guests will join Larry King in the studio and via satellite. CNN’s Campbell Brown will report Haiti news updates throughout the program.

Among those scheduled to appear are:
Ashley Judd Queen Rania
Ben Stiller Ringo Starr
Benicio del Toro Russell Simmons
Charles Barkley Ryan Seacrest
Christian Slater Sarah Ferguson
Colin Powell Scarlett Johansson
Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon Seal
Jared Leto Snoop Dogg
Jeff Probst Susan Sarandon
Joel and Benji Madden Tea Leoni
John Mayer Tom DeLonge
Kobe Bryant Tommy LaSorda
Mick Jagger Will.i.Am
Pras Michel  
The CNN special will also benefit UNICEF, the United Nation’s Children’s Fund.

Red Cross staff and volunteers from around the globe are reaching out to help the people of Haiti. First aid posts have been set up in the streets, where Red Cross workers and volunteers from Haiti and other countries are working side by side to clean and stitch up wounds amidst the rubble.

The Red Cross is setting up a field hospital in one area and a water trucking program and latrines in another. The USS Comfort is also enroute to Haiti, and the American Red Cross is training Creole-speaking volunteers to work as translators when Haitians come aboard for medical care. 

More supplies and staff are on the way. If you would like to donate to Haiti relief, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Mobile donors can text “Haiti” to 90999 to make a $10 contribution.     

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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