Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hope For Haiti-An Amazing Night I Missed But Can See Thanks to Internet


Help Haiti today. If you haven't helped yet, please give. They are still pulling people out of the rubble alive. If you wish, you can go to the Hope for Haiti website at www.hopeforhaitinow.org.

However, it's just the beginning for these folks. They need that hand to lift them up. That's where we come in. Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris collaborate on one of the most beautiful renditions of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. Click on the link below to go to the performance. It's absolutely gorgeous.
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Justin Timberlake - "Justin Timberlake "Hallelujah" (Live)": "Pop star Justin Timberlake, accompanied by singer-songwriter Matt Morris, performs the spiritual Leonard Cohen song 'Hallelujah' as part of the 'Hope for Haiti Now' telethon in Los Angeles."

Or, you can go to this lower quality YouTube link.

3 comments:

Marycatherine Barton said...

It was an amazing night, but, still, it is terribly sad to learn from Caroline Graham, www.dailymail.co.uk that today, machinery, food generators, blankets, and other aid supplies are accumulated at the airport, and at what she calls the UN's 'cold beer' compound, while only a few miles away, the poor are still desperately waiting. She writes passionately, and has posted several large photographs of what she witnessed today.

You can read there if you want, Jon. President Obama and Congressman Jacobs should be told. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

M.C. Barton, you need a good deal of realism. It would be wonderful if at the moment of diaster that relief would flood into the area. The truth is that Haiti did not have a functioning infrastructure before the earthquake. The earthquake demolished what little existed and created monumental roadblocks to provide relief supplies. It is necessary to rebuild before a full supply of food, water and medical supplies can be delivered. Will people die waiting? Yes, unfortunately. I think to denigrate the efforts of the people on the ground and the agencies and countries scrambling to do what they can is a cowardly comment made by someone sitting in a warm home with electricity, running water, and food in Indianapolis. We should be heaping praise on the people who are working long, hot, difficult hours to provide relief.

Marycatherine Barton said...

I very much appreciate the hard work that Caroline Graham and the other reporters in Haiti are doing, to inform the American people about the failures of the United Nations and our government, in regard their treatment of the victims of the earthquake there. I am glad to help them communicate their findings, in the hope that more Haitian lives will be saved by the contributions that the American people are sending them. Thanks, Jon.