The harrowing stories may have faded from the headlines, but hearts continue to open for Haiti and the serious problems people there still face. Tonight, Queen Latifah, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Pharrell are set to host a nationally televised concert and celebrity telethon to benifet several organizations providing immediate relief in Haiti, including Yele Haiti, CARE, Project Medishare and Children’s Safe Drinking Water.
The two-hour telecast concert entitled, “SOS Saving OurSelves – Help for Haiti,” will be held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida in partnership with Procter & Gamble and Pepsi. The program will also air on BET and Centric, as well as MTV Networks’ MTV and VH1 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. It will also be streamed live on Fancast, via the embedded player below, and BET.com for desktop and mobile viewers.
Proceeds from the broadcast will go directly to each of the charitable organizations and can be made here.
“Words cannot express how I felt watching the catastrophic events unfold in Haiti,” says event host Sean “Diddy” Combs. “I believe it is our duty to come together and help our brothers and sisters in Haiti, especially now, in their greatest hour of need. I have joined forces with Queen Latifah, Pharrell, BET and several of the biggest names in music today to raise funds for the Haiti Relief efforts. Together we can make a difference.”
“The devastation that has occurred in Haiti has broken my heart,” said Pharrell Williams. “My hope is that we can raise enough money to sustain a few of the relief organizations for quite some time as there is a lot of work to be done over there. The goal is not only to bring immediate relief to Haiti but to also rebuild the country and help the country move forward.”