Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1 Million to Haiti Relief

January 22, 2010 By:
Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $1 Million to Haiti Relief

Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest celebrity to reach deep into his pockets in order to help the people of Haiti. Leo has donated $1 million to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF), to support near-term assistance and long-term recovery efforts.

DiCaprio’s donation will be disbursed through the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund, which fosters awareness of environmental issues, will help with immediate relief efforts as well as with longer-term redevelopment and infrastructure projects, including a focus towards sustainable development.

As a result, the two Presidents established CBHF to respond to unmet needs in the country, foster economic opportunity, improve the quality of life over the long term for those affected, and assist the people of Haiti as they rebuild their lives and “build back better.”

Former US president Bill Clinton – who set up the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) with another ex-president, George W Bush – said: "I am grateful for the generous gift Leonardo DiCaprio and his Foundation have made in support of our Clinton Bush Haiti Fund around the world of all means, this support will go a long way to help save more lives, reach more people with emergency assistance, and help the Haitian people build their nation back stronger and more secure than it was before the earthquake."

Other big name celebrities that have donated big chunks of money include, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Wyclef Jean and John Travolta.

We're very happy to see that celebs are not just using their voice to help but they are also reaching into their pockets to help the victims of this disaster.