Bill Clinton Gives Sean Penn $500K for Haiti

October 8, 2010 By:
Bill Clinton Gives Sean Penn $500K for Haiti

Bill Clinton has just donated $500,000 to Sean Penn’s charity to benefit Haiti. The money came from The Clinton Foundation to be used for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization to provide for the building of a camp.

"Rebuilding housing for more than 1 million people displaced by the earthquake will take time, as teams on the ground continue to clear rubble and build infrastructure, including water and sanitation systems," President Clinton said. "In the interim, our commitment to the Petionville camp, managed by J/P HRO, will ensure the 55,000 people living there, including many children, can access health care, education, and job training services until families are able to move into more permanent homes."

Penn said in a statement to People, "The support of President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation is an extraordinary boost in our organization's ability to continue its work in Haiti. From the beginning the Clinton Foundation staff and leadership have generously shared expertise and essential logistical support."

Amazing work, guys!