By Tim Saunders on
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong is the latest star to donate to victims of the Haitian earthquake.
The star’s LiveStrong Foundation, has pledged $250,000 to relief charities to help in the rebuilding of the country.
“I think what’s on top of everybody’s mind is the earthquake in Haiti and the devastation we all have seen on television or the newspaper or the internet,” he said in a video message. "Some say more than a 100,000 lives lost.
“On behalf of Livestrong and everybody at our organization we’d like to pledge $250,000 for the relief efforts down there for two primary organizations: Partners In Health – great friends of ours doing great work in that country – and also Doctors Without Borders.
“If you’d like to help support these organizations as well go to LiveStrongBlog.org and check it out. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone down there, from the President all the way down to the citizens to people that were either ill before or suffering now, best of luck to you. We’ll be thinking about you and live strong.”
“It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades,” said Jolie.
“We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their homes, are suffering trauma, and most require urgent care,” added Pitt.
The money will also go to Doctors Without Borders.
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