Sean Penn on Haiti Six Months After the Earthquake, Recovery Efforts and Why He Decided to Manage a Tent Camp of 55,000 Displaced Haitians
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor and director Sean Penn was honored by the Haitian government on Monday at a ceremony marking the six-month anniversary of the earthquake that killed 300,000 people and left more than 1.5 million homeless. Penn first came to Haiti after the earthquake struck to help with immediate relief efforts. He decided to stay to finish what he started. He co-founded the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and is managing a tent camp on the Petionville golf-course that now shelters some 55,000 people. On Sunday night, we went to visit Sean Penn’s camp. We walked in and asked to speak to him. We were ushered in to a large tent and ended up sitting down with the Hollywood star for more than an hour talking about Haiti, recovery efforts and the lack of them, his life and what inspired him to do what he is doing.
The nation of Haiti has been devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. We need your help...
WHO? This food and fund raising drive is a Project Sharewood initiative based in Huntsville, AL to benefit the people of Haiti. Food is being channeled directly to organizations on the ground in Haiti. 100% of these donations will go to direct relief in Haiti.
WHAT? FOOD: rice, beans, powdered milk MEDS: over the counter, vitamins
WHERE? HudsonAlpha Institute 6900 Moquin Drive Huntsville, AL, 35806
Trinity United Methodist 607 Airport Road SW Huntsville, AL 35802
WHAT TIME? 10am - 4pm Daily
(Drop off at Decatur warehouse, too. Contact us for an appointment)