Leo’s money will go to near-term and long-term earthquake recovery through Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
Leonardo DiCaprio has donated $1 million to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. The actor, who will be on hand Friday night (January 22) for MTV’s “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon, is the latest Hollywood A-lister to donate a large amount to help Haiti’s recovery after last Tuesday’s 7.0 earthquake.
The money will be paid out through the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund and will go to support the near-term assistance and long-term recovery efforts, People reported.
“I salute Leonardo DiCaprio for his extraordinary generosity,” former President George W. Bush said in a statement. “This donation sends a clear message to the people of Haiti that America’s commitment to helping rebuild their country is strong. I thank Leo for setting a wonderful example for all Americans of helping a neighbor in need.”
I just have to say I am incredibly proud of Leo being so kind and generous!