Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Golden Globe Winners speak about Haiti and Abuse Victims

By Ivy Carter
NDG Staff Writer

On January 12, 2010 the world grew silent as the Earth in Haiti erupted and held millions captive, homeless and in absolute despair. Many were killed and still more are missing and hidden under ruble and debris in the earthquake which was recorded as a 7.0. The scene in Haiti and been reported as a hopeless area but the celebrities and award winners at the 67th Golden Globe ceremony hearts were filled with the possibility that they could do more to help.

Academy Award winning actress, Meryl Streep won the best actress in a comedy for Julie & Julia, is taking the words of her mother, “Thank God you have the money to do something,” to heart and is donating her Golden Globe attire to Artistsforpeaceandjustice.com. Other actors who want to make help Haiti are Olivia Wilde of FOX series House, Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer and 300’s Gerard Butler.

Mel Gibson is working with major networks such as ABC, NBC and Fox to name a few on a fundraiser for the Haiti survivors called “Hope for Haiti” and he used the Golden Globe as a platform to recruit donors. The show will air on Friday, January 22, 2010 and proceeds will benefit Haitian-born Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation, UNICEF, Oxfam America, Partners in Health and the Red Cross.

Queen of Comedy and BET talk show host Monique won her first Golden Globe for her supporting role in Push by Sapphire and gave an emotional acceptance for the women and men of sexual, physical and mental abuse.

“It’s now time to tell. And it’s okay,” were Monique’s words of encouragement for persons of abuse and she dedicated her Golden Globe to those victims.

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