January 18, 2010

LKL 2-hour special tonight – Haiti: How You Can Help

Posted: 01:01 PM ET

As we did in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, "Larry King Live" will reach around the world to help the people of Haiti.
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Tonight we'll have a special two-hour Larry King Live: Haiti: How You Can Help, bringing together celebrities and opinion leaders to inspire members of the global community to take immediate action in helping the people of Haiti in the aftermath of last week’s devastating earthquake.

The special airs from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET (U.S.) on CNN

Our guests will help showcase the many ways people can respond to this crisis, and to generate support for the major relief organizations UNICEF and the American Red Cross.

Some of the people taking part in our two-hour special tonight will be:

  • Alyssa Milano
  • Ashley Judd
  • Ben Stiller
  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Charles Barkley
  • Christian Slater
  • Colin Powell
  • Danny Glover
  • David Spade
  • Jeff Probst
  • Joel and Benji Madden
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Mick Jagger
  • Molly Sims
  • Nicole Richie
  • Pete Wentz
  • Pras Michel
  • Queen Rania
  • Ringo Starr
  • Russell Simmons
  • Ryan Seacrest
  • Sarah Ferguson
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Seal
  • Sean Combs
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Tea Leoni
  • Will.i.Am


To help with relief efforts, text "HAITI" to "90999" and $10 will be given automatically to the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill.

To help with relief efforts, text "UNICEF" to "20222" and $10 will be given automatically to UNICEF, charged to your cell phone bill.

Tune in TONIGHT, 8 p.m. ET

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Dodie   January 18th, 2010 1:19 pm ET

Thank You Larry King and CNN for all your arduous work in helping the people of Haiti! I applaud you!

Would it be possible for you to add The U.S. State Department toll-free number 1-888-407-4747? I have seen many requests for this number from family members who are currently in touch with their in need Haitian families? Thank You!

Judy Tomita   January 18th, 2010 1:42 pm ET

How come the Israeli govt. has been able to set up hospital tents in Haiti with hospital equipment vital to saving people's lives and the U.S. govt has yet to do the same? Israel is so much farther away and yet they have done more to facilitate the saving of lives medically than the USA? This doesn't make sense. Can't we do the same if not more, we are so much closer to Haiti?

epm   January 18th, 2010 1:55 pm ET

in haiti theres a landing in carrefour that is used for the oil tankers to off load to gas tanks noone knows their there,it also has a huge dock for cargo carriers to off load ships with a working dock and a crane .and from the sat pics you can see it there alsoIN JACMEL its a port and has a road to the main city south of you make use of the other ports port de paix

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 1:57 pm ET

Larry, todays CNN programming brought a puzzling finding. Hospitals had donated worthless items such as blood pressure cuffs without meters and hand pumps, expired surgical kits, open heart surgical kits. The viewers and the reporter was wondering why?

The answer is those Hospitals were dumping expired inventory so they could be paid for those items by issuing a expense account to the federal government AND also deducting those items on their tax returns.

Its called DOUBLE DIPPING, its FRAUD, not huge fraud like the Bush-Cheney $208 Million supposedly given to the Haitian people in 2007 for economic aid, but if multiple hospitals are doing this, it adds up.

Those on the ground there in Port au Prince are quickly getting frustrated by these expired, non-working and un-usable items being sent by hospitals to them.

Karen Wiliams   January 18th, 2010 2:00 pm ET

I see on the news where they are delivering bottles water. The men, and stronger people are pushing others out of the way to get their water. Would it be better if they give each person a 6 pack or more of water instead of 2 bottles? Maybe that way they will have enough water to share it with someone who is not physically able to obtain the water thmselves. Also maybe that will cut down on the aggressiveness of the people. These people are trying to survive and their thought is that they don't know when the next drop of water is coming so therefore they are only thinking of their own survival and not those that are unable to get their own water.

Somehow, we need to come up with a better system to distribute the food supply so that everyone is able to access in an humanitarian way

Diane   January 18th, 2010 2:07 pm ET

Tonight on your 2 hr. Haiti Special, can you please put up addresses of Aide Organizations that are helping in Haiti. Many people don't have cell phones for even computers -that would like to send money.

Also, I cannot believe that the USA has not put up a MASH unit on Haiti. Plus, all the US citizens that weere evacuated could have given up their seats to the severely injured. These injured could have been treated in the u.s. and possibably saved.

Keepup the good work you and all the CNN staff are doing.
God Bless!

David Wolverton   January 18th, 2010 2:09 pm ET

The most dramatic image so far, is the Doctor who stated, "It makes me embarrassed to be an American", when trying to discuss why 6 days after the event, the USA can't deliver a hospital~ yet Israel has one up and running. Every one of these injured people, even with the smallest cut, will be suffering from infection. This will result in loss of limbs and even death~ for the smallest cuts.
Furthermore, even to send the "USS COMFORT", which won't arrive until late Friday is just appalling! WHERE IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ??????????????????????????????????????

kathy of silicon valley   January 18th, 2010 2:09 pm ET

The Israelis arrived in Haiti on Saturday, and within 8 hours they had a field hospital fully operational for 500 patients with a radiology department, an intensive care unit, an emergency room, two operating rooms and a pharmacy. Why can't the US and other countries get their act together.

Also I hope CNN identifies donors of useless medical equipment and outdated supplies, It iis really shameful .

Alvin Goldman   January 18th, 2010 2:10 pm ET

Charity Navigator is an organization that monitors the efficiency with which charities utilize donations. The United States Fund for UNICEF gets a 4 star rating (the highest), the overly touted American Red Cross has only a 3 star rating. Your efforts should be devoted to getting funds into the hands that will use them most efficiently. The full list of 4 star rated charities with missions that will aid the Haitian people is: Action Against Hunger-USA
ActionAid International USA
American Jewish World Service
Beyond Borders
CHF International
Childcare Worldwide
Convoy of Hope
Direct Relief International
Doctors Without Borders, USA
Episcopal Relief and Development
Feed My Starving Children
FINCA International
Food For The Poor
Giving Children Hope
Haitian Health Foundation
Hands Together
Hope for Haiti
Hope for Haiti Children's Center
International Orthodox Christian Charities
International Relief Teams
International Rescue Committee
Islamic Relief USA
Love A Child, Inc.
MAP International
Medical Benevolence Foundation
Medical Teams International
MedShare International
Operation USA
Oxfam America
Partners In Health
Saint Boniface Haiti Foundation
Samaritan's Purse
Save the Children
United Methodist Committee on Relief
United States Fund for UNICEF
Water Missions International
World Help
World Hope International
World Neighbors
World Vision

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 2:13 pm ET

@ A. Smith

Thank you for the sad but excellent, insightful information pertaining to hospital donation strategies. I find it appalling in times like these, organizations are still only thinking about what they can derive from the situation. This reminds me of the oil industry's lack of donation. What ever happened to altruism?

Shawn S   January 18th, 2010 2:16 pm ET

I think you are doing a great job by hosting such an event like this. This brings the world together to help in times like these.

Our thoughts & prayers go out to the people of Haiti, the emergency personnel, rescue teams & off course the media.

One fitting song comes to mind for such an occasion like this; "Haiti I'm sorry" song by David Rudder of Trinidad & Tobago. If you wish, you may obtain this song & perhaps play it through your 2 hour special 'Haiti: How You Can Help'.

Shawn S

Kim R   January 18th, 2010 2:24 pm ET


M   January 18th, 2010 2:26 pm ET

CNN recently reported that Haitians are looting in order to survive. From what I understand local storekeepers and police have attempted to stop looters from stealing from local businesses. Even though foreign aide has arrived many are still without food. These people are likely to die from hunger if they are not fed soon. Looting may be the only opinion until they are able to obtain foreign aide.

emma dundon   January 18th, 2010 2:27 pm ET

Why have there been no food drops i.e. energy bars etc , t o the starving crowds in the streets? They need food NOW?

Surely this would be possible until more help arrives ?

Albert Kral   January 18th, 2010 2:27 pm ET

Hello Larry,

Solution: World Progress Resources

Structure: Commission of 3 to 5 people

Objective: Helping people helping to rebuild country, region or area in order to obtain and maintain a dignified life.

Organization & Action: Commission will select where to use its resources. Quick discussion be held with Government of the country. Needs and priorities discussed. The use of local labour is a priority. Skilled people used to train and oversee project. Timeline established. Estimate of costs prepared. Starting date established.

Benefits: Majority of funds flow into the hands of local people. It influences economy positively. It creates hope. This provides energy. Long term impact possible when option for projects are discussed by local people. (This is just a very basic explanation however, too much is often wasted on complications and discussions and talks while the person in real trouble does not benefit)

Funding: 100% charitable. 100% transparent. All expenses and estimates available online. Minutes of special meetings also available online.

It actually is a program from the people for the people. There is no need for political bias and interference. The essence and foundation is simple: "GIVING" with the expected return going to those to whom the original giving is made. That is all.

Money in itself does nothing but when effectively used, benefitting THOSE for whose reasons it has been collected in the first place it not only addresses the present need but it takes care of many factors ot an otherwise hopeless future.

Will from Tampa   January 18th, 2010 2:29 pm ET

I hope the US aid to Haiti; I mean money won’t reach the Haitian government because they won’t do anything for their people. The best way to help is to send companies to rebuild Haiti, by doing that the Haitian and the American people can work together and improve their economy. I think this is a good idea since Americans are looking for jobs and Haitians needs help.

Julian Garcia   January 18th, 2010 2:32 pm ET

Larry, A lot is being said about Port-au-Prince survivors, what is being done to help the millions of others in other cities and the countryside. Also did the Dominican Republic suffer damage and are they receiving refugees into their country?

Peter from Hollywood, Fl   January 18th, 2010 2:37 pm ET

Forget about sending food, money and other trinkets. These orphaned children need good loving people to open their homes here in the states, especially South Florida. The Catholic Church here is planning a huge airlift of these kids similar to the Pedro Pan Airlift during Cuba's turbulent days in the 1960's. We need to find good homes here for these kids! Please help! Open ur hearts and homes to these poor kids!

Lynn   January 18th, 2010 2:45 pm ET

Larry, PLEASE stop saying how surprising it is to have an earthquake on a tropical island. I usually admire your knowledge and research but you seem to need a lesson in plate tectonics. Haiti (and many other Caribbean Islands sit on the edge of the Caribbean plate boundary. That is in fact why the islands are there in the first place. That is why Montseratt and other islands have volcanoes too. The US Geological Survey ( will have some helpful resources, but particularly take a look at this page and the image of the Caribbean plate.

june kelly   January 18th, 2010 2:47 pm ET

dear larry:

i watch u all the time in canada

u have an excellent show – one of the best

i applaud u for your ongoing resistence and patience on very serious matters

all the best

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 2:48 pm ET

@ M, of course those Haitians that are desperate for food are seeking anything they can find in shops and stores for their further survival on day 5. Here in America during Katrina, American's were doing the same on day 1, looting shops and stores for anything they could sell or eat.

@ Dodie, Big Pharma should have immediately sent large amounts of antibiotics to Haiti. Many people have died not from their initial injury's but directly from infections in their wounds. More and more Haitians are going to die lingering deaths from staph and gangrene infections that are not being dealt with because there is a total lack of antibiotics available to treat them in mass quantitys.

Bettina Volk   January 18th, 2010 3:16 pm ET

Dear Larry King,

First of all thank you for hosting this special show for Haiti. Unfortunately I am not famous and I am not rich so my contribution will not be big but it will come from my heart.

Even if I can not contribute to your show the way a celebrity can, I can contribute with a very helpfull suggestion.

If you help me to ask the celebrities in your show the following:

If anyone of you will be a guest at the 2010 Oscars then you could go to the event dressed just in normal cloth and without any make up. I know this makes you think I am totally stupid. BUT, Celebrities spend enormous amounts of money to get ready for the Oscars.

What if those celebrities would give the money they usually spend for looking glamorous on relief organizations like UNICEF and the Red Cross.

That would be more then a sensation it would be a sign of awareness and solidarity with the people of Haiti.

Kind regards
Bettina Volk

Daniel Rivera   January 18th, 2010 3:20 pm ET

Reach out to our US Government to have all of our US and other nations helicopters to drop thousands and thousands of cooking pots with food and water to those remote areas right now as those mothers and wives there can immediately make instant meals and feed those family members and friends around them as this could be a potental immediate solution do to the roads are blocked, there is no way that cars or trucks are going to get into those areas in time with emergency supplies .. and becasue those road are blocked, the US forces and other must come into and land into the beachs like D-DAY but with food, water and medical personal and rescue-workers on those landing crafts, this is a battle against time which is running out , or has ran out , there is no time to waste waiting to open roads , that can come later. Larry you and the CNN staff or the best get the word out as I think this is a great idea to move in in all directions as suposed to using one road?/ Hope my message and suggestion idea can be sent to our US official and forces on the ground there, some is nothing thinking and I am not hearing no immediate solutions but complants of logistical issues , my idea here can possible be a solution to look at and consider, please call Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to get the word out to Obama, people are going to loose their lives every single day if this idea is not look at or considered, in the name of god o-mighty , please make sure that we can save as many as can be saved. Our US government must act now , lets start to see and hear positive news from this point forward..
Manaduan , New Jersey

John Bauer   January 18th, 2010 3:22 pm ET

SANJAY GUPTA is a SAINT and i pray GOD blesses Him above all measures for taking care of the injured Haitians when the Belgiums fled the scene. He has no fear. He is a true Hero by all measures.



s yerow   January 18th, 2010 3:27 pm ET

Women Beyond Survival – a non-profit based in NYC needs help TODAY to send up to ten nurses and medical supplies to Haiti. Booked discount passage expires tonight. See more info at

Debbie Singer   January 18th, 2010 3:39 pm ET

I can't help but wonder how Anderson Cooper and the many other jounalists made it to the devastated areas but no aid workers or supplies were able to do the same? Anderson's reporting has been the best but seems all of the networks could have done more to get supplies into the city.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 3:41 pm ET

There is real a problem here. While I am delighted to see that Dr. Gupta conducted surgery on a little girl aboard one of our Naval Ships, I do not understand why we cannot open all operating rooms aboard our Naval Ships 24/7 around the clock. Stage and organize a triage in the city identifying those that could be saved by surgery. We could use Helicopters transporting those individuals to the ships, along with flying in surgeons who are willing to volunteer their time in surgery.

Why is none of this being done except for one or two people?

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 3:44 pm ET

@ A. Smith

I certainly agree. We have stockpiles of antibiotics. They have an expiration date. You would think the big Pharm companies would donate these before they expire and have to be throw away! Good Grief!

MBonaducci   January 18th, 2010 3:48 pm ET

I know that everyone is frustrated and dismayed by what seems to be a slow response, and I know that if I had a love one in Haiti right now I would be losing my mind, but let’s be realist, this is not going to be easy. I'm sure that our Govt. wishes they could save EVERYONE, but the reality is that, they will not be able to. This was a devastating earthquake that completely destroyed Haiti's infrastructure and it is going to be hard to get to everyone in time and not everyone is going to have good news delivered to them and we have to come to grips with that and not melt down, because that type of response will do nothing for the suffering citizens or foreigners trapped in Haiti, it will only grown into something all citizens lets hold on to our heads and not let the disappointment & grief roll into a bigger problem...

dave jons   January 18th, 2010 3:50 pm ET

No matter what my prayers go out to all the people in Haiti. To all those there to help the injured may god be with you! Please visit the site below and share your prayers and stories about loved ones in Haiti. They need to know we are thinking about them!

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 3:56 pm ET

@ Dodie, Big Pharma like many American Corporations around the world, they would rather throw out their inventory and dispose of it with a mark off on their tax forms than freely distribute them to the needy.

The only two possible reasons why the Haitian people do not have multiple emergency stockpiles of medicine in Haiti prior to the earthquake 5 days ago:

1) Massive Fraud by the Bush-Cheney administration and the Haitian President against the American taxpayers and Haitian people over the $208 Million tax dollars supposedly given to the Haitian people for economic aid.

2) The Big Pharma drug company's wouldn't sell Haitians their drugs because of the drug companies need to make sizable profits on their orders.

In a active Hurricane and Earthquake zone, they knew these items would be used and essentially needed. Massive outside Fraud and Massive outside Greed are both fueling the misery being shown now in Haiti.

JL   January 18th, 2010 3:59 pm ET

All I can see on the news is what is being done to help the people in the city of Port -au-Prince. That is great! But, i would also like to hear what is happening help the people outside the main city. What is being done in the smaller cities and more rural areas?

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 4:02 pm ET

LARRY KING! Ask your talented staff and guests HOW surviving family members in America and Haiti can file class action lawsuits against the American Corporations involved in building those modern concrete death-trap buildings.

LARRY KING! Ask your talented staff and guests HOW surviving family members in America and Haiti can pressure the US Congress and Senators for the US Justice Dept. to issue manslaughter charges against the American Contractors involved in building those modern concrete death-trap buildings.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 4:14 pm ET

@ A. Smith

One would think that there would be a little compassion from those who have the power over large pharmaceutics as well as oil companies to make the decision of contributing a minuscule portion of their vast wealth. Why is it always the average American, who is willing to risk life and limb; however, those that generally have the power just sit back and watch. What ever happened to Altruism, hell what ever happened to decency???

babycarie   January 18th, 2010 4:24 pm ET

Rush Limbaugh said Haiti gets enough US dollars via taxes...Rush Limbaugh should be sent to Haiti and tell THEM that!!!

LMA   January 18th, 2010 4:26 pm ET

don't you think some of these large ocean liners can go over there and take people off the island into sanitary conditions while some of the clean up and relief is being done. Use them as hospital units.???? And the ocean liners can right it off as donations?

Brenda   January 18th, 2010 4:27 pm ET

Please copy & paste above link:

France originally sent 2 ships and was offering to send any Haitians in France back to Haiti to be with their families. All of a sudden they want to own Haiti again! The US sent 100 million when this first happened and now France who originally sent 2 ships now is sending 10 million. Why do they want to know what the US is now doing in Haiti?

France should FOCUS ON HELPING THE PEOPLE not destroy it like they originally did with that huge debt!

Just a Plain Old American Citizen

George Gray   January 18th, 2010 4:31 pm ET

I've had trouble donating to Haitian relief by text using my AT&T GoPhone. I texted as required. Then customer service told me my donation would be debited to my account in 24 hrs. Did not happen. Complained again. This time told that in another 48 hrs. donation would be debited. Did not happen. So, is AT&T participating or indifferent?

K.Lanese   January 18th, 2010 4:33 pm ET

Will there be aid for families who want to adopt a Haitian child? I would adopt in a second, but when I mentioned this to my husband his first response was, "Adoption is expensive". We are both teachers and have a wonderful home and family that we would love to share, but not the money to pay for the adoption process. I am sure this is the case for many American families.

ALAN GREENFIELD MD   January 18th, 2010 4:35 pm ET


I am a board certified diagnostic radiologist with internal medicine experience as well. I have certifications in disaster first aid, and was a 9/11 rescue volunteer. I have the ability to arrange immediate coverage for my long island based practice and can deploy to Haiti immediately, but lack the logistics to hook up with a group going down. I have a rescue bag packed and ready to go, but need your help to find a group looking for doctors to go down to Haiti to help. I can stay for a week. Any suggestions?

Janice Self   January 18th, 2010 4:43 pm ET


I have heard that there is no way to communicate and notify the people of Haiti in order to let them know what it going on.

Why aren't they using small airplanes and/or helicopters to fly over with informational banners for open communication? The grounds are crowded but the skies appear clear and should be utilized!

Small aircraft could fly over like aerial advertising. It would be a means of letting the people of Haiti know what to expect. This would eliminate the desperate feeling of isolation and desertion. ALL people would become accustomed to watching for direction.

It would provide a terrific amount of HOPE for everyone and provide the leaders and volunteers with a system of order until further lines of communication are open. Janice Self 1/18/2010

Debbie   January 18th, 2010 4:44 pm ET

We need some help from someone actually in Haiti. We understand that adopted kids can come home. I am still trying to find my 7 yr old daughter in Petionville. She is at an orphanage run by the town's mayor. We need to get word to her to get Claire to God's Littlest Angels orphanage there in PAP. We need her on one of the flights out of there today!!! Please help. Give our story to someone there that can actually go look for her. Our story... Operation Rescue Claire either on FB or the actual website. Thank you!!!

Barbie   January 18th, 2010 4:44 pm ET

SANJAY GUPTA for HUMANITARIN of the year !!Please 🙂

montill   January 18th, 2010 4:47 pm ET


Between all this tragedy you made me smile 🙂 I second this notion.....

Willie Adams   January 18th, 2010 4:49 pm ET

I've heard Rush Limbuah state that we should not be sending our tax dollars to Haiti when we have people here in need. Another Clear Channel personality here in Cleveland on Radio Station WTAM is making basically the same statement. These are the same on air personalities who supported the taxpayers spending billions of dollars to help re-build Iraq. Any human being who can look at the pictures from Haiti on CNN, and see the devastation and anguish of other human beings in that condition and still say we should not send money to help, can't really be heman at all.

But then again, Rush Limbaugh and the WTAM radio personality from Cleveland have already proven themsleves to be racists and bigots.

Danielle   January 18th, 2010 4:51 pm ET

My family has friends in Jeremie, Haiti, many of us have been over there several times .... we hope that the rest of Haiti will not be forgotten! They live far from Port-au-Prince and are suffering too. The quake shook them, too! They have lost homes, running out of food and water, and are very scared!

Please look into legitimate charities that will be helping people on the rest of the island!

My family has volunteered with the Haitian Health Foundation for many years and they are good people doing great things for the Haitian community in Jeremie.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Larry King and CNN for making this a priority in your news!

Duvallone   January 18th, 2010 4:56 pm ET

Haiti is a like a lot of third world countries, hot, populated by a passive and largely uneducated people, willing to stand on line forever for a handout, but incapable of working for a living. You can keep feeding and they will keep breeding. Where does it end? I guess with adoptions of the overages by more wealthy nations. But then, it doesn't really end there either.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 4:56 pm ET

Putting a war criminal like Bush jr. in charge of Haitian relief cash is a gross mistake. Bush-Cheney hijacked $208 Million taxpayer dollars for Haitians in 2007, its a terrible mistake to put that man back into a position where he can rob Haitians again!

Ronnie Barnes   January 18th, 2010 5:03 pm ET

I am happy to see the American support for the people of Haiti I am troubled by the lack of careing for The poor of America , While we are focust on the Desaster that has come to Haiti , the desaster that is about to his America is going unnoticed in part. that is the Special election that is about to take place in Massachuertts on Tuesday january 19,2010. If the Democrats of that state don't get involved in this special election a desaster for poor here in America will take place in the form of no health care for the poor. while we are concern for the health and welfare of our neighbor in Haiti , we should be concern for the welfare of the poor here in America . If the Republican canadate is elected, health care reform is dead and only God knows what will happe to the poor. who can't afford health care. The People of Massachutts must remember who has coused the country to be the condition that it is in . and Give President Obama and his administration a chance to show just what there plain can do. The people of Massachuetts myst put aside there perlonal feeling and do what is right. and get out and elect the Democratic canadate and lets get Health carae reform passed . without securing the the possession of the Democratics in having the votes to get the job done . they will be opening the flood gates for a greater desaster to America that the one in Haiti . because we have Millions of Low income , women and children, and poor who will forever be without the tool to insure a good quality of life , slow is better than not a all The Haiti may be slow but it is comming As it stand now Our health care reform is here and all we need are the votes to get it trough Congress and Signed by our President I am a Veteran and thus my medical is through the Veteran Medical , I am Blessed but millions aren't this blessed . Senator kenned was a strong advacate for health care , honor his memory and elect the person who will be your senator . not the senator for big business, your have a oppatunity to secyre health care reform and in so helping the people of America

Darrell Guay of Sanford Me   January 18th, 2010 5:05 pm ET

Hi Larry, at times it is very disturbing on how the UN is doing any thing that can resemble worth calling good work, they of what I see on CNN, have been telling thier workers at thier compound to stop treating any Haitians that can put a harden time on thier personnal, been telling thier workers to abandon thier posts, what are they there for anyway, they ought to have all thier higher up management team used as post in holding up some of the buildings from collapseing even more, I feel they ought to do a major overhaul on the UN and what they are supposed to do and maybe we can get this world back on track, its been going backwards for years, they do not even make sense anymore, they do not even want to get thier hands dirty, just want to collect a pay check, what do they make for a salary anyways, I think the people ought to know, and who and where does this money come from, and what country mostly pay for it, Percentage wise, Love your show, and your work as a host , it carries weight, I like that, I care about people and the right for a person to get a better way of life for his family,. and this nightmare I hope finally helps thier people in Haiti, its a small world, but I am a white caucasan american, and for a few years now, been doing my ancestry, and find out that on one branch, they came from Haiti, what a small world this has become. that it makes it a lot more at heart with that, thankyou for your candor in reading this letter– Darrell From Maine

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 5:29 pm ET

Today a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala. It was 65 miles deep and affected Guatemala and El Salvador.

Within one week we have had 4 major Earthquakes: Haiti, Venezuela, Argentina and now Guatemala/El Salvador!!! What next?

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 5:33 pm ET

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Guatemala happened 4 hours ago. No details on the earthquake's affect to both Guatemala and El Salvador

CNN do you have any information on this earthquake?

Ronnie Barnes   January 18th, 2010 5:39 pm ET

God is not pleased with what is going on in his earth, if we as the human race don't come together and learn to love one another what happen to the earth with water will happen again and no one can stop it. We need to start loving and careing for one another in truth, We a major Repentance of Human Hearts

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 5:55 pm ET

If this Haitian disaster had not occurred, the American Taxpayers and the people of Haiti wouldn't have learned of the massive FRAUD that occurred when Bush-Cheney supposedly gave $208 Million to the Haitian people in 2007. It's clear Bush-Cheney never expected to be caught nor exposed.

jojo   January 18th, 2010 6:04 pm ET

i always have revelation .... I agree with Ronnie Barned. God told me to spread the word i didnot know how i try on my face book but i cannot I hope here. I'm not crazy if someone think that i have gift and i have seen many things before it happen. I have seen this God spoke to me in my revelation he said I'm giving all of you a second chance but start restoring your faith, start praying search for peace with in ourselfs and toward each other.

He had show me what will happen if not there will be another tsunami sooner than all of you think in 3 weeks.

Transits and (progressed) chart of Préval (Haiti) » » Astrology Around The Web   January 18th, 2010 6:09 pm ET

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julian   January 18th, 2010 6:14 pm ET

im a worker in construction in spain .i wish to help to rebuild haiti im crying wen i see the children faces from there

Maria   January 18th, 2010 6:14 pm ET

My children, Frances (10) and Chaz (8) are looking for ways to help. We have donated money but they would like to start a toy drive in our neighborhood for the children of Haiti. My kids thought that toys might help take their mind off the disaster and give them a little happiness. Do you know of an agency that can help us with this?


Ludwine   January 18th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

Please take a moment to thank Dr Gupta and Anderson Cooper on behalf of the Haitians who are here in MA. Only God can repay them for the work they are doing. We love them and appreciate them. Ludwine

Karma   January 18th, 2010 6:18 pm ET

Leave Rush Limbaugh alone.
Let him express his opinion.
I hope he expresses himself even more passionately.
There's something about being hyper and tension, and heart attacks.
Keep it up Rush, go harder!
I'm rooting for you : )

melissa   January 18th, 2010 6:25 pm ET

Thanks for doing this show. The question I want to know is – what are all the celebs that are asking and encouraging the rest of us to donate and help- I want to know how much and what they are doing thenselves individually besides promoting. We have heard about some – but with their incomes – lets hear what they are donating also.

audrey papke   January 18th, 2010 6:26 pm ET


We need a Bill Gates, a foundation, someone –

A little organization, working capital – and oversight . . .

A Bill Clinton type of foundation . . .

We should be ashamed of ourselves.

The medi-vac hospital could be in the United States – ready for C-130s to book it over to Haiti, or where needed. Ready to go.

Widespread looting: it is every man for himself. This is Mad Max.

We have no blood for transfusions, as blood is replete – walking down every street by the hundreds. What there is none of is blood-type testing equipment, which is cheap, a dime a dozen. Clean needles ready to go – by the thousands. Amputation equipment. Troops.

As wonderful as America and other countries is – we are never even close to ready. Not even when the tragedy strikes here, in the form of a wave surge/hurricane . . .

Joe   January 18th, 2010 6:28 pm ET

Haiti had a major earthquake in the north in October of 1810. It destroyed the Cap Haitian palace called San Souci built by Henri Christophe who also built the Citadel in Haiti. The then Haitian flag had a coat of arm with the words "God, my cause and my sword" The coat of arms of that flag also included a Phoenix- From it's ashes it will resurrect. It is chilling to have the press talk about Robertson when in 1810 the Haitian flag marked a commitment to God.

Lesa Hazen   January 18th, 2010 6:30 pm ET

Please get the word out... There are many US families that would like to take in Haitian orphans. We can't because the State Department has not given permission. Once that happens organizations can start placing children in loving homes. Everyone contact your Reps. and Senators to push the State Dept. for humanitarian visas.

If anyone has information on how to facilitate this futher; please pass along the information. These children are needing our help now.

Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN   January 18th, 2010 6:32 pm ET

Why can't we airlift supplies and paratroopers to pass it out? If we can fly these paratroopers into the open lots where the people are we surly can save many lives who have been without medicine, food and water!

Joe   January 18th, 2010 6:35 pm ET

Haitian flag of 1810 by then Haitian King Henri Christophe "Dieu ma cause et mon epee." Haitian Flag of 1810. Translation "God, my cause & my sword" All the tribes of the world are once again reunited in Haiti.

Ludwine   January 18th, 2010 6:36 pm ET

So far people are dying lack of medical supplies and every eye reported are asking for the same thing ( medical supplies/staff), how can you help speed up the process for these funds to be converted into medical supplies since right now that's what the Haitian people need the most besides food?

question 2
How can we make sure these organizations people are donating to will use all these funds for the Haitian people and not get diluted through administration fees or get stored for future devastations?

John W.   January 18th, 2010 6:37 pm ET


As an American, I am embarrassed by the U.S. Military's feeble, ill-planned, and poorly executed attempt to help the citizens of Haiti. As several other have pointed out, aid has come far sooner from thousands of miles away than it has from my country, only a stone's throw away.

It has been said that the ports are unusable. Don't we have any small watercraft that can unload our large ships and bring in the supplies.?

The airports are jammed. Can't we drop food and supplies by parachute? How about using more helicopters? Do we only have the few that we occasionally see on CNN? The sky should be full of them. They can land on our ships, can't they? No need to use the airport.

We need fewer speeches and more action from our nation's officials,
staring at the top,

John W.
Lake Placid, FL

Jennifer Lawyer   January 18th, 2010 6:38 pm ET

It was difficult enough to adopt a Haitian orphan before, but now that the country is going to be inundated wth fresh orphans it would be great f the US and Haiti could come to some sort of agreement on a plan to speed up the process. These kids have been through so much already. They deserve to get loving families as soon as possble.

Heather   January 18th, 2010 6:43 pm ET

I am completely & utterly disgusted with USA – how can a tiny country such as Israel set up a field hospital within hours of its staff arriving there & USA can't do the same. Actually I think I'll answer my own question – too many chiefs who wouldnt have a clue what the others are doing, in other words, completely unorganized.

ALAN GREENFIELD MD – if I were you I'd jump on a plane & go work alongside the Israelis.

Joe   January 18th, 2010 6:49 pm ET

The inscription on one of Henri Christophe's flag reads in Latin "Ex
Cinerbus Nascitur" Translation "From the ashes we rise" And it has the phoenix depiction. Go to the Haitian Embassy's website and you will see this chilling prediction.

Donald L Allen   January 18th, 2010 6:50 pm ET

Donald L Allen Hello Larry I just thought I wood say if they can transform the ark maybe they can clam to be Nola I say it not true no mater what you see in life and if you do not care how is doing it than god want no what you or four netter I wood say what how you treat other how you may not be four given niter you see god let you go so fair and than you well pay four what you or doing I well be there in the end well you or any one else for that mater don't live by other people term you no I,M talking about the US don,t pertain to be what you or not if you or a crock like clinton just say it is true

Lisa   January 18th, 2010 6:50 pm ET

To those who want to give to Haiti relief, I suggest looking the charity up on before giving. They have a star system (4 stars is best) and tell how much money is spent on administrative costs and how much the chief executives make. I have found this site helpful as I evaluate charities.

Robert Wooller Bradford England UK   January 18th, 2010 6:54 pm ET

How can I help if I live at home in Yorkshire, England? Not just money and donations of food and clothes but to go over to Haiti and help?

Amanda Clouatre   January 18th, 2010 6:58 pm ET

I will be watching tonight's 2 hours special on LKL. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people affected by the Haiti crisis.

Dicky   January 18th, 2010 7:06 pm ET

I am a confessed CNN junkie who is completely in awe of your coverage in Haiti. Bravo to the entire CNN team. I’ve watched the tragedy since it occurred last week and jumped online immediately to donate money. It seems to me Haiti needs money and a whole lot more. There is no infrastructure that can handle the amount of supplies that are currently coming into Haiti and the supplies that have reached certain areas are completely inadequate. The government has completely failed. There is no non-profit that can handle the organization need to carry off the tasks of determining what is needed where. It is complete and utter chaos! When you tell people how they can help make sure you lists specific tasks that they can do in addition to, sending more money. We all want to help.

Alicia & Hiliano from Florida   January 18th, 2010 7:07 pm ET

Why are the airplanes leaving empty? They should be sending all orphan childrens to institutions and homes closest to Haiti like Florida to be cared for until it is safe for them to return. They are defenseless and this situation calls for extreme measurements. The excuse of a visa or adoption paperwork will become only an assured suffering and death. It is clear that adults are able to manage better for days but orphan childrens have nobody. They are even being victims of the lootings going around. This is the time to really see who are the leaders of the world.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 7:10 pm ET


Thank you for adding the State Dept Family Hotline phone number! Your reporting throughout the day is exemplary.

Big Kudos for everyone at CNN!

lois takach   January 18th, 2010 7:11 pm ET

Actually a question. Noted in my atlas that Haiti shares the island with the Dominican Republic. Understand it is hard to get so many planes in with supplies etc but why can't they land in the Dom Rep and be trucked to Haiti? Haven't heard the Dom Rep mentioned on any news cast.

pva   January 18th, 2010 7:16 pm ET

Mr. King,
i want to ask your reporter to check that story. A friend from Petion-Ville called me and stated" the food are being delivered in Petion- Ville suburb to the people of the upper class, and the Preval headquater's at the police station near the airport. This government official should get relief last. investigate these stories.

Vickie Angelo   January 18th, 2010 7:16 pm ET

CNN or whoever hears this!

As an American, for the love of God, get those kids out of that Hotel Montana, dead or alive. I will never understand how this story has been going on all week and we haven't gone all out (like only Americans know how to do) to get those kids out.

ronald   January 18th, 2010 7:17 pm ET

You all want to help Haiti?
Here are some other methods to help Haiti besides only now.
Confront Haiti's 50 percent unemployment rate?
Convert Haiti back to a larger diverse agricultural reform.
Haiti's agricultural segment lost the moment cheap amercian food was permitted into Haiti,undercutting the domestic food market.
This is a trade disgrace.
Have the Haitians grow the Moringa tree for its deforestation. Why? The Moringa tree is the tree of life.If you or USAID knows nothing about it, go ask that Indian American USAID appointed offical about it.
i'm sure he possibly knows the benefits of this tree.
if not, have him ask his distant relatives in India for instructions.
Reform all new buildings to confront earthquakes.
Convince Haiti away from charcoal for fuel sources.
Start some imports of bananas from Haiti.You think America loves being restricted to only one variety of banana called,Cavendish?
Cavendish bananas are bland.
Start importing more mangoes from Haiti too.
Make sure no UNFAIR agricultural trade materializes.

Brianna from Canada   January 18th, 2010 7:25 pm ET

Hopefully your celebrities can raise more money for Haiti b/c I was shocked to learn that Canada has donated 17 million dollars to the relief effort so far compared to 30 million from the US and Canada has a tenth of the population! (Cdn pop. 30,000,000; US pop. 300,000,000)

marilyn suttle   January 18th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

I have followed the disaster daily, and have volunteered to go help.I am a Nurse..Larry, I was going along with the program, feeling for the misery as is every american and the world...I see the dangers we face and the horrible suffering, and THEN I see Bill Clinton assessing the area with cleanly dressed medical personnel with stethascopes around their neck walking by Bill laughing..Why are they not working..
Then you see Nursing home residents with rats eating at them..If we can film it, can't we help them..The old dog and pony show...then to even make me Bill is getting off the plane..Chelsie is behind him..What on earth are we thinking when americans parents are begging for our teams to find their probably dead children, and Bill shows up with his daughter. What on earth is she doing there????...Oh my God...looks like a field trip...When CNN reporter Cooper is pulling bodies from the rubble....Way to go America.....

erments dimanche   January 18th, 2010 7:33 pm ET

Goof Evening
Looking at the ways things are going in Haiti, I am asking if it possible for you to make it known that there is a need to have more haitian amrican soldiers in haiti. Their ability to communicate with the population can better help the mission and making it easier to know the needs of the population. Also, these Haitan american soldiers also have the knowledge of the ereas like carrefour, leogane, petion-ville. etc. They will be able to take small team to achieve greater search be communicating with the populations and finding out where more help is needed

Eugenia   January 18th, 2010 7:38 pm ET

Over the last couple of days, the Reeve Foundation has focused on supporting relief efforts that are directed at the people of Haiti with existing and newly acquired disabilities. Portlight Strategies and UCP Wheels For Humanity are a perfect match for our mission and are mobilizing rapidly.

Both of these organizations are known to the Reeve Foundation from previous Quality of Life Grants and are already in motion shipping medical supplies and wheelchairs to Haiti.

Portlight Strategies of Charleston, South Carolina focus is going to be providing medical equipment, shelter, and food for people with disabilities. They have a "Go" container in Atlanta which will ship out in a few days. They have an ongoing relationship with a community of Catholic sisters in Port au Prince who will be opening shelters.

Any funds they raise will be used to defray shipping costs of medical and clinical equipment and for the purchase of food and other shelter supplies. They are shipping everything from beds and water filtration units, to wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, catheters, wound care kits, and other clinical supplies.

UCP Wheels For Humanity of North Hollywood. CA is shipping wheelchairs. They have a working relationship with Partners in Health for on the ground distribution. Sam Maddox, the Paralysis Resource Center Knowledge Manager, sits on the Advisory Board for UCP Wheels For Humanity.

Please take a few minutes to make a contribution to these groups.

Dale Pratt   January 18th, 2010 7:40 pm ET

Larry – Am I naive, or should I accurately assume, that there will be those around the world who will never hear of the amazing role that Israelis are playing, by setting up (amongst the first) hospitals and saving lives in Haiti? Dale Pratt, Boca Raton, Florida

JANET   January 18th, 2010 7:43 pm ET






Scott Stodden   January 18th, 2010 7:43 pm ET

Larry I want to thank you and CNN for all the work you all have done covering the situation in Haiti. The whole CNN staff has been amazing and you all deserve all the awards in the world and a very special thank you to all the celebrities who are participating in tonight's show!

Scott Stodden (Freeport, Illinois)

pva   January 18th, 2010 7:43 pm ET

I was amazed to see a Haitian women wash needle with soap and sponges on CNN. We have severals other airports where the US airforce could have use to conduct this operation. We also have the Haitian Marine barrack in Carrefour they could have use to create a hospital for that region. in the heart of Port Au-Prince, we have the civil airport that was abadoned since Duvalier left.( Baby Doc). We have the Michelle Bennett for hospital compound right there in Croix-Des-Bouquets. The former President Baby Doc has a house in the rte National number One with take off and landing possibility. The possibily are there. It is a matter of someone to come up with the idea. It"s been six days and the people are still suffering. I can"t believe my great american Air Force and Army. I can be a great asset to the volunteer in Haiti. We are lacking of manager on the scene. we have to chirf and not enough indians in Haiti right now. The small contigent of tugs running aroung in the country. We enough people to take care of them. They try to disrupt the misiion.

Angela Savage Austin   January 18th, 2010 7:45 pm ET

Why not evacuate all the children and the injured from Haiti. Have the rest who are cabable to help do so. The children are not able to do the labor reqiured at this time. I am unemployed and willing to be considered to help these children. I am sure others feel the say way. Is this possible? Who do we contact?

Tina   January 18th, 2010 7:48 pm ET

I have been watching and reading the news for days. Not one Red Cross volunteer anywhere. 80 million dollars have been donated so far. Where is it going? While the Red Cross is busy collecting money, the Israelis are already performing surgery in tents, and other countries are pulling people out of the wreckage. None of the chapters of the ARC are sending volunteers, you can check the website to see. People need to know the way the Red Cross works.

Finding a red cross is like finding Waldo.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 7:49 pm ET

There is no problem with American's and American Taxpayers giving Haiti Hundreds of Millions of dollars these past 3 years alone. Money isn't the problem, who did the Bush-Cheney administration give Hundreds of Millions of American taxpayer dollars meant solely for the Haitian people go to?

If CNN can vet out Haitian Aid organizations, why can't CNN demand that the Obama administration tell the American public where Hundreds of Millions of taxpayer dollars supposedly given to the Haitian people by the Bush-Cheney administration actually went to?

It is not America's fault for the total lack of all essential items in Haiti, the fault lies in relying on Bush-Cheney to provide those back in 2007.

Andy   January 18th, 2010 7:50 pm ET

On our street, in our church, in in our town, we have gratefully expressed our concern and offered financial support for our neighbors in Haiti in a variety of ways. Text, church and Red Cross channels are all available that we continue to support. We have not seen much press about what our neighbors in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran – our Muslim acquantancies – have done to offer their help. Please let us know what you've seen.
Andy and Friends

Evelyn McFeely   January 18th, 2010 7:53 pm ET

USA has donated 200 Million in cash earmarked for HAITI. Not the people who are asking for donations. Maybe a few USA citizens should be there in charge of allocating the funds and the expenses so that the HAITIANS get what they need and get it NOW!! Who the heck cares if they will fight over it??? If there is enough of it they wont need to fight over it. This is rediculous. What a joke if the HAITIANS are now dying STUPID deaths when all they need sits at the airport.

Another point I have is WHY KEEP them in their shelter less country when it would be so much wiser to extract them to countries that can house the ones who need the help? Seems like it would create a lot less BS to me. Load them up on the ships, planes, and then bulldoze those buildings as landfill and rebuild from there up! We are fighting a ghost at this point and time and there is no end in sight.

Melody   January 18th, 2010 7:54 pm ET

We all know that Haiti needs food, water and medical help yet I have not seen/heard any ideas about sanitation and temporary living structures.
Off-grid Composting Toilets, Yurts and Tents would help with both.
Envirolet, SaniCore, Colorado Yurts and Pacific Yurts are just 4 companies with such products.

Jeff B   January 18th, 2010 7:56 pm ET

I have a question about all of this.

How many reporters are there down in Haiti right now? Not only reporters, but they also have their camera crews, and other people with them.

How are they being fed? What supplies are they using? Couldn't these supplies be going towards the people of Haiti? There should only be a few reporters down there to keep people updated. Do a lottery in each country that wants to send reporters, and only allow a few people to go down there. Let the supplies that all these reporters are using up go towards the people who need it.

We all know that the reporters and their crews down there are probably sleeping under a roof, drinking water, and eating food. We all know that these people are not starving. Yes, we need to know what is going on down there, but we don't need to hear about it from every news network taking a different angle.

Morency   January 18th, 2010 7:57 pm ET

Hi Larry! Great job on reporting the news to the world. I will be watching your show tonight and i do have one question for anyone who can answer it. I would like to know what do i need to adopt a child or two in Haiti?

Brandon   January 18th, 2010 8:14 pm ET

Hey everyone, hey dodie. Was surprised at the comments on here already since Larry King didn't start just yet lol..

Meda Sims   January 18th, 2010 8:14 pm ET

As a parent and teacher my heart is grieving for all the victims especially the children. I would like to see someone set up a school to help these children return to some type of normal routine, to get them off the streets at least part of each day. I know there are many educators including myself that would volunteer to help these children in many ways.

NADIA GROS   January 18th, 2010 8:15 pm ET


Brandon   January 18th, 2010 8:16 pm ET

@A. Smith I guess that's why he's on a fund raiser with Clinton...

A. Doyle   January 18th, 2010 8:20 pm ET

Larry, I am sick watching the military and any other ones there to guard the food, water, medicines, etc. that the people so desparately need and apparently no one distributing to the people. You have enough money now but so little is reaching the critical conditions of the people. The movie stars need to go help in Haiti to get my applause. It is easy for those who are not dying of thirst, starvation, lack of meds and hygiene say we will be able to give out supplies tomorrow. Tomorrow may be too late. DO IT NOW. For God's sake, please get the supplies to the people. The looters are doing more than anyone is even though it is by the wrong and dangerous means. Thank God also for the ship that is taking care of medical needs as fast as they can. HIRE some of the people to do what is necessary as much as you safely can. There are some honest folk there somewhere. If if you lose some supplies it is better than none.

Lew Devendorf   January 18th, 2010 8:21 pm ET

For the past 6 months I've been very worried about the impact of the current US spending spree on our children and grandchildren.

I support many causes (United Way and others ) and my heart goes out to people in Haiti. I am quite willing to somehow directly support those who are there trying to help. But please explain to me why I should donate funds to UNICEF or anyone else for food or other products that are going to vandalized in a country that has little or no law and order.

In the face of a middle class deterioration in this country, why should I do that?


Tracy   January 18th, 2010 8:24 pm ET


Ronnie Barnes   January 18th, 2010 8:28 pm ET

It said that Chariy begans at home , Where is the charity for the American poor and homeless, American are always trying to show just how loving we are, when desasters accur, yet when ther is not sight of desaster they return to ther old bigged ways , America is showing humanitarian trates now but what will happen when there efferts to help The Hatitian is completed and we return home. will American continuer to demostrate love twards one another . American are good at acting like they care, when in fact all they are doing is putting on a shap form and fashion for the rest of the world to see. if American are for real then let see if we can live in harmony in America. I chalange any one to prove me wrong

marilyn suttle   January 18th, 2010 8:36 pm ET

With all the reports of disease spreading and dangerous riots and looters and the such, and the dangers of another possible quake to add insult to injury...god forbid.....what in the world were we thinking to let Chelsie show do what....??? Let her look into the camera and say something that will justify her being there...I would have liked to have seen a Neurosurgeon get off the plane in her place....I wonder what she will have for dinner tonight, and where she will sleep....I can bet you it will be safe and comfy.............

LORETTA GATES   January 18th, 2010 8:38 pm ET


Jeff B   January 18th, 2010 8:40 pm ET

It's the same with every country. Every country has an issue with homeless people. Yes, we can do more, but...

1. Countries like Haiti simply DON'T have the money help themselves after a disaster like that.

2. In most countries with homeless, not all the homeless are willing to help themselves. We are expected to dish out money to them to get something to eat, or to live somewhere. Why can't they help themselves, and get some work and earn some money. High School kids who have no skills get a part time job, and learn the skills, so could the homeless. Keep in mind also, that some of the homeless do it to themselves, ie, quitting school, and moving to the streets.

3. People in countires like Haiti do not live in those conditions because they choose too. They were born into it, and have inherited the lifestyle of their parents. As I said before, a lot of the homeless in our countries have done it to themselves.

PS I saw a show on TV yesterday about homeless bum fights. Crazy show, but one of the homeless guys had an ipod. Hmmmm

Mark   January 18th, 2010 8:44 pm ET

When Wolf Blitzer asked the Haiti Ambassador today (1/18) about the number of orphans in Haiti, he had no idea. When the ambassador was asked if the Haiti police and UN peace forces needed assistance from other countries military to help keep order from looting and other disorder, he gave the same answer he always does citing NYC police force number vs. the Haiti police force and how docile the Haitian people are - that is, he did not answer the question. The ambassador went to say that he had no time today to watch the news and he was getting the news right then from Wolf because he was to busy participating in a MLK event (no kidding, he really said this!). My goodness, thousands of Haitians are dead and more are dying while the Haitian Ambassador has no idea what is going on in Haiti and is too busy with events other than the immediate need on his own country men, women, and children. What a tragedy which is magnified by having so poorly connected political representation! Larry, please discuss this on your show to begin a dialog as to what these elected Haitian priorities should be focused on.

adrienne Spadola Poconos Pa   January 18th, 2010 8:45 pm ET

Dear Larry.

Good luck tonite (great idea) But i think Sanjay Gupta deserves the NOBLE PEACE PRIZE NEXT YEAR FOR HUMANITY. He has gone way beyond the call of duty.

Please pass on

Sue   January 18th, 2010 8:47 pm ET

Today Soledad talked about the possibility of establishing an airlift for the orphans and other children as we once did with the Cuban children. In Pennsylvania we have at least one site, The Scotland School for Veterans children, recently abandoned by the state due to funding issues, it has housing, play fields, a gym, school buildings and everything a school needs for the kids from elementary through high school. It would be perfect. The Masonic organizations have orphanages across the nation and probably the world. Just some things to think about and act on. I tried to get in touch with Senator Specter tonight as well as local PA representatives to see about using Scotland school site for the Haitian kids. Also the Hershey hospital and other good hospitals are close by to help treat the kids.

Karla Nausova   January 18th, 2010 8:56 pm ET

PLEASE, I need your help to get some information in your upcoming show about the possibility of adoption for the babies who are now orphans following this disaster. My husand and I are trying to start a family. We have not yet initiatied any adoption process, but would like to know if there are any organizations that might start getting more focused to place orphans with adopting families in an "accelerated way". We are already making donations, but we also want to commit in a more direct way by becoming parents of a lovely child whose future might be VERY challenging and difficult in the poor, recently destroyed Haiti. Thank you!

Jesse Benavidez   January 18th, 2010 8:58 pm ET

CNN and Larry King as always do the right thing and now in this desperate time of need, I hope that the people of the United States, open their hearts and do the right thing and give, regardless of the amount.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 8:59 pm ET

European Union nations pledged over $575 million today to help quake survivors and rebuilding efforts in Haiti after last week's massive earthquake.

The European Union Commission said it would contribute $474 million in emergency and long-term aid to Haiti. EU member states also poured in $132 million in emergency aid alone.

In addition, the EU was moving toward sending 150 people to be part of a police force to beef up security in the quake-hit Caribbean nation.

Secretary Douglas Alexander said Britain would triple its commitment to $32.7 million to deal with "an almost unprecedented level of devastation."

France committed $14.4 million and Italy said it was "willing" to forgive Haiti's $55.7 million debt on top of its aid pledges.

In Paris, however, Cooperation Minister Alain Joyandet who had already complained that U.S. forces had held up French aid said Monday he wants the American role in Haiti clarified.

"This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti," Joyandet said.

U.S. officials had turned a French aid plane back from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince because the airport was overcrowded. The plane landed the following day. I have heard of other nations complaining of the same problem with U.S. officials at the Port au Prince airport, forcing them to either return to their original base or to unload in the Dominican Republic and find the trucks to travel overland some 200 miles into Haiti!

In Denmark, aid organizations from the Danish Red Cross to UNICEF Denmark and Save the Children raised $3.48 million so far.

Twelve Swedish charity agencies have received donations of around $7.1 million since the earthquake struck.

A Dutch navy ship with aid and 80 military and relief workers was expected to dock Monday in Haiti and a Dutch charter plane left on a mission to evacuate some 100 children whose adoption has been accelerated because of the quake.

Outside of the EU, Norway, a country of only 4.8 million, decided to increase aid to Haiti to $17.7 million!!!

This represents lots and lots of money, now if those funds are directly used on the essential needs of the Haitian people instead of disappearing in the sweaty corrupt palms of Bush jr., the Haitian people might find some relief in the near future.

Shannon   January 18th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

Children come first!! I have donated to the salvation army in canada. The u.s. military or some group needs to get to those orphanages and help those children right now!!!! They need security and supplies immeadiately!!

Evens   January 18th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

On behalf of all my haitian brothers, we thanks you Mr. King and all American. May God bless u

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

Why do celebrities have to exploit every tragedy for their own selfish reasons. It is sickening!

Patsy   January 18th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

am a retired teacher having taught for 30 years. I watch the stories of the orphanages in Haiti and wish that they could send me a child to foster until they have their act together getting supplies to these kids. Realizing that this is virtually impossible for me to achieve alone, I thought of a group that could be quickly identified as suitable foster parents – retired teachers. Recommendations could be swiftly gotten and the fact that we have taught for 30 years would cut down on the possibility of the child ending up in the wrong situation. I know that this afternoon they were talking on CNN about a massive child airlift. I don't know where to go with this idea – help me help these kids!

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

@ A. Smith

Your blog is Stellar!!!

Thank you for bringing momentous information to the LKL blog! Again, Thank You!

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Where is Haitian law enforcement in all of this? Don't they have emergency measures in place to handle situations like this?

Evelyn McFeely   January 18th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

USA has donated 200 Million in cash for HAITI. Maybe a few USA citizens should be there in charge of allocating the funds and the expenses so that the HAITIANS get what they need and get it NOW!! Who the heck cares if they will fight over it??? If there is enough of it they wont need to fight over it. This is rediculous. What a joke if the HAITIANS are now dying STUPID deaths when all they need sits at the airport.

Another point I have is WHY KEEP them in their shelter less country when it would be so much wiser to extract them to countries that can house the ones who need the help? Seems like it would create a lot less of trouble to me. Load them on the ships, planes, and then bulldoze those buildings as landfill and rebuild from there! We are fighting a ghost at this point and time and there is no end in sight.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

@ Dodie, thank you for your kind comments, I felt it was useful and timely to point out the massive amounts of CASH and support that is pouring into Haiti for direct aid to the Haitian people.

rolf   January 18th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Who can I contact to help in the rebuilding of Haiti?????
Have many years of construction knowldge.

michael armstrong sr.   January 18th, 2010 9:09 pm ET

Flights from the Carl Vincent to the Comfort by helo should be close enough tomorrow.

stephen campito   January 18th, 2010 9:12 pm ET

I want to applaud CNN on the coverage of the tragedy in Haiti. Your correspondents go far beyond their duties as journalist's. They are truly unbelievable human beings and I applaud them for their dedication and caring. From Dr. Gupka to Anderson Cooper and all the rest of the CNN reporters I am in awe. God bless you all and keep up the great work. Thank you from a former MSNBC viewer.
Stephen Campito
Upstate NY

Jeff B   January 18th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Well, like all the other Haitian government sections the police were also hit by the earthquake. Many of them died as well, and they did not have many police officers to begin with, considering the Haitian Government was looking to have their police for up to 12,000 officers by 2012. That is still 2 years away, which means they had less then 12K officers, many of which I am sure died in the quake. And they have how many millions of people living there with less than 12K officers? Of course they need help with law control.

Christina from Canada   January 18th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

After the crisis in Haiti is off the headlines it is my job job as a private citizen and a Mother to keep Haiti in focus with my local politicians and clergy. What will Hollywood be doing in months and years from now for Haiti? We know too much and it is only humane to now fix Haiti to light years better than before it was last Tuesday.

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Preval wants more money from the US, but what have he and his predecessors done with the billions they have been given over the years? What assurances do we have that the money private citizens are donating now will end up being spent on the Haitian people and not in the hands of its corrupt government?

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

~*~Kudos~*~ for you A. Smith! That was a lot of work! You certainly made it much easier for the rest of us! Very very impressive! I consider that act a Philanthropist! Again, Thank You!

f. clark   January 18th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Israeli govt has set up tent hospital; what is the delay w/US doing the same; why can't helicopters continually drop food; it is a disgrace that food does not move from airfield to those suffering.

George   January 18th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

I applaud all the efforts and the money that is being raised, however the bigger issue to to create order and prevent the caos that is starting to boil. We need the military to step up and take charge, we need the infrastructure in place to create pathways for communication and secure travel from storage places that have the required supplies to dedicated distribution points. The Hatians need to understand this and we need to stamp out the looting. We need to move now, I think the UN is a complete waste of time and too many chiefs and not enough indians to do the work. Someone needs to take charge and deal with this. The immediate help is not the money, the immediate help is to get military on the ground, create order. How come the Israel's can within 8 hours have an up and running military hospital and they come from half way around the world, why are the injured not being transported to the hospital in the North ?? they have the beds, they have the facility. People need to do something. its not the money.!!!

Jeff B   January 18th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

In responce to LB

Kinda like how the US government gave money to the banks to help in the recession, and that money went to the corrupt bank big wigs? Whats the difference between giving the money to another corrupt government, or your corrupt banks? At least with the other governemnt, a few cents of that may get to the people.

McClifford Genois   January 18th, 2010 9:18 pm ET

Please join Leve kanpe ayiti on facebook for more info.. .We are working with more than 30 us doctors that willing to go help Haiti.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 9:20 pm ET


You have a good point. However, I felt the need to contribute. It is who I am. It is a choice we all make. I only hope this time, it will be received by the Haitian people. There are never any guarantees in life! I cannot allow the past to affect the present!

Belinda   January 18th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Donated $50 to Red Cross again via there website. Please, these people need our help!

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Since US auditors were forced out of Haiti years ago, who will be monitoring where these donations are going?

Eliizabeth Robinson   January 18th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

I have watched this coverage on CNN since the beginning – albeit, full reportage. I have already donated some money to Catholic Relief Fund and to Amer. Red Cross. It's not that much but what I can do.
The most important issue is that the U.S. does everything that we can do for these desperate people.
This should not become a political balliwick – just "get it done". Someone needs to figure out how to get the real 'stuff' into that country – NOW!!!

Gerard Mc Ardle, Drogheda & Belfast, Ireland   January 18th, 2010 9:21 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I'm mad at this stage of this supposedly rescue;

I saw you interviewing Ban Ki moon tonight & as I watched & after I felt so despondent. Is this man the right man for the job of General Secretary of the UN? He told you he said yesterday when he visited that country that he said to the people we will do everything possible to get the aid to them (or something to that effect) but I quite remember that yesterday (& it is on film) he asked the people to be patient. Now if that's not a horrible thing to say, I don't know what is, especially when there's enough food & supplies at the airport to feed the US & British army for a year or two in Iraq & Afghanistan. So I say, if this is not sorted out soon then after this operation the UN should be flattened to the ground & do away with all the bureaucrats that are working there & build a new organization with a new name up from the ground and put in charge some down to earth person that is for the victim's at all times, & not for bureaucratic ends at the expense of victim's caught up in such tragedy's & disarray. & not trying to be offensive...I think his lack of English is a hindrance.

Today also, on the British C4 I saw a report that Israel, yes Israel, has a fantastic field hospital up & running with all the modern technology, medicine & medical staff while down the road American doctor's are running round & having to use, well nothing, because they have nothing. Seeing it's all at the airport on the ground there, while the lady doctor was telling Sarah Brown that she has a tent full of people dying from blood poisoning all for the want of antiseptic's & antibiotic's & painkiller tablets for their pain. But no, she's in a tent (& crying & saying she ashamed to be an American) which will soon be a graveyard because who ever is supposed to be in charge of coordinating this whole (I won't call it a rescue mission, yet, because that is not what it is) exercise is probably in the airport stuck in a box of Plastic of Paris & has enrolled himself up in same.

Then there's former President Clinton on the steps of a plane after he arrived for a photo-shoot handling over boxes of aid to those below him to put on the ground, so slow, that if I was waiting for aid I would just rather lie down & die. What is the point of starting up this business if they don't know how to do it right...I mean they had plenty of practice with Katrina, (RIP to all it's victim's) & although the lay of the land is different in Haiti...& more damaged, have they not got someone with an ounce of intelligence that should be able to have a better result than what's on the ground by now. Nearly a week since the Earthquake" & just 5%/10% at most of the people have been given the basic's of water & some nutritional food. God forbid if there was ever a nuclear war started, I mean you wouldn't have to think twice that we would have no chance of surviving it, because we wouldn't. I suggest to you, that Mr Obama should fly out to Haiti straight away roll up his sleeves & get dug in with his people there on the ground to really give this a push, even if just for a day. Because if left till the day after tomorrow there isn't a chance in hell for the Haitian's at least not on this earth to survive this...maybe their place is in "Heaven" with God coordinating the peace of their souls & happiness for eternity. I hope tomorrow I can feel better about things…but I said the same yesterday & the day before, seems we can send men to the moon rocket's to Mars but we are having a hard terrible slog feeding & aiding people on Earth…these past six nearly seven days in Haiti!

I wrote this next piece to an Irish paper today;

This kind of tragedy always throws up two sides of the story;
The few things that are good & the many things that are "Gory"!

Haiti...may God help you & give you peace
For the world even though it tried; can't!
Well, at least not “Yet”! How long more will it be to that "Yet"?

So Larry, I'm mad at this stage of this supposedly rescue; aren't you "Too"!

I salute you & your CNN colleagues good work...hope you see good things soon...hope we all do. Thank you.

Jeff B   January 18th, 2010 9:22 pm ET

Simple solution? Don't send money. Send the supplies that they need instead. Building supplies, food, water, equipment. Just don't send cash.

sharon   January 18th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

i have a cousin who is missing in haiti, DAVID APPERSON FROM ADEL GEORGIA. please tell me that they are sending the bodies of the AMERICANS who died over there back to the united states for proper burial. we AMERICANS do not dig holes and throw our love ones in a hole along with other dead bodies. we bury our loved ones with dignity and respect. the thought of this happening to our people is very disturbing. please pray for DAVID , that he will be found alive and we can bring him home. if it turns out for the worst please allow us to bring him home to be buried properly.I PRAY EVERYNIGHT FOR DAVID AND HIS MOTHER, BROTHER AND SISTER AND HIS WIFE.

Arielle   January 18th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

On behalf of Haitians, Haitian Americans, and all of humanity... Thank you! This is love, this is what love looks like.

Marie   January 18th, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Dear LarryKing,

Thank you for all your help and the others on helping Haiti. My

question is why is the American troops are basing at the only airport

that Haiti have? It is abvious that no other help will be able to land

and help as needed. What are they hidding or protecting? Shouldn't it be about saving live haitians or americans , french, chinese ect. rather than apperances that the american's government is in charge? Americans' government needs to let go of their obsession with Haiti. Thank you and continue the good work. May God bless AC and Dr. Gupta.

Eliizabeth Robinson   January 18th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

I already sent a comment but I would like to add that I would like to hear about all this a year from now – that the U.S. has stabilized and calmed the social and economic situation there. Without, being the "Ugly American"!

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Larry, If malnutrition is as bad as your guests say why do the Haitians keep having children they cannot feed?

Reggie Ringgold   January 18th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Larry can you name the Organization that is collecting money on behalf of the orphanage?

Gerard Mc Ardle, Drogheda & Belfast, Ireland   January 18th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I'm mad at this stage of this supposedly rescue; & yes I did give aid in cash, I'd still give more...but where is the aid with the people at this stage...that's making me at this stage mad!

I wrote this piece to an Irish paper today;

This kind of tragedy always throws up two sides of the story;
The few things that are good & the many things that are "Gory"!

Haiti...may God help you & give you peace
For the world even though it tried; can't!
Well, at least not “Yet”!
How long more will it be to that "Yet"? ardle.

jeffjen   January 18th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

My wife and two children dropped off a truckload of clothing to The Haitian American Community Center 93 Hope Street Stamford Ct. This was Friday, shortly after the quake. The pastor and staff were still in shock. How can we make sure this small neighborhood Haitian American community center does not fall through the cracks and gets on the proper radar. They made need assistance with mobilizing and coordinating to get donations directly to Haiti.
Thank you

Jeff & Jen S.

Perry   January 18th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Is anything being done to address the corruption in Haiti as far as ensuring the donations are being put to best use?

If 10 cents is spent on rebuilding the Presidential palace before every
living person in Haiti is safe and secure I will puke with horror.

Linda   January 18th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I want to know what we can do to bring these orphaned children from Haiti to the USA?

The history of Foster Care began during the depression when living parents were unable to care for their children. Those prrents who surrendered their children, turn them over to the Department of Social Services who then in turn placed them with an able family.

Can't we set up some plan to bring them here until the infrastructure is built and in place.

A Foster Parent & Advocate

Melanie Robbins   January 18th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Thanks for all you are doing everyone! Rolling my pennies with my son to give .....please keep the donations coming.

Jean Baptiste Franck   January 18th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

We need your help...Larry my sister has been stuck in her orphanage in Haiti without food and medecines for the kids. If you could put that on the air for me tonight i would apreciate that. Here is the address of the orphanage:
Thor 65 # 129, Carrefour
Président : Marie-Carmel Franck

Vice-Président : Yolande Salomon

Secretary/ Treasurer: Philippe Salomon

Thanks to all of you guys. May God bless you and bless America.

Peter   January 18th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I feel sorry for those victims in Haiti, and I pray for them because our Buddhist tradition is to pray for the whole world. This is a good time to help where all the millionaires should come to help. What happened to Kobe Bryant... LeBron James... Shaq O'Neal... Michael Jordan... and all the movie stars in Hollywood.. why do they keep quiet? No one can take money with them when they die, including all the billionaires, who own all of Hollywood; shame on them. God bless Haiti.

Kyle Krigsman   January 18th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

My husband & I are licensed New York State Foster/Adoptive Parents with a current homestudy. We have already donated money, but want to help the people of Haiti more. I heard someone on CNN today talking about possibly getting the orphans of Haiti (either previously orphaned or due to the earthquake) out of the country until it's livable again. We, and probably many foster/adoptive parents in the US, would be willing to take a child from Haiti until their family can care for them again. Please contact us if we can help in any way. Please pass on our thanks to your whole staff for the superb job they're doing in Haiti (& always). Especially Dr. Sunjay Gupta....he is an amazing man & such a hero with what he's been undertaking to help those people in Haiti.

This is it!   January 18th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

Miracles are happening,
every single day,
more people being rescued,
even more were rescued today!
Is that not a beautiful rainbow,
in our dark tragedy stricken sky?
lives are being saved,
that is a miracle after day five!
Keep the faith,
as hard as it is,
our father is with you all,
for in Haiti he is!
Prayers are being said,
and answered by him,
all angels have been sent,
to be of assistance to the Haitians!

Bless the Haitians~

sonia   January 18th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

I just wan't to thank all the people in the world for putting fourth any effort, support, time or money, all the way to the simple prayers. This event has touched the depths of my heart and everyone all over the globe to a point that has never been experienced. I am praying that most of the Hatians can hang in there till all volinteir can get established. Tents is a big thing for rain will come and soon. If jobs were established just starting with paying them by barrel loads will start a small economey and help clear some areas up. They need a way to recycle their brick and rebarb getting ready to rebuild. Teach some of the women in their to treat wounds, come togeither and security will improve.

Vera biora   January 18th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

Larry, thanks a lot for the oprtunaty to help..'
I just did my donation and I feel it is so little. I wish I would be there.
Vera Biora – Brazil

Fabio Aguiar   January 18th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

I think cnn ( larry king) is doing a great job as always, covering, and reaching out for the crisis in Haiti. But as a father I have to say that It is simply "ridiculous" the fact that There are Americans still trapped at the Hotel Montana. I really feel what the father Of Britney, is going through right now. Something has to be done " NOW" in order to bring this girl and the others home and well.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

My recommendation is to take a trip to Haiti next year, once this issue is resolved. There is nothing like seeing first hand! It would give you a greater understanding. Americans have no concept with this level of poverty! Once you see it, you would Never forget it!!!

sharon   January 18th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

You are all working for a very good cause. Thank you so much in the name of humanity. I am living in Germany but I am originally from the Bahamas and would desperately like to donate. There is a website for doctors without borders in Germany but I want to help now and be sure that the money goes to Haiti.

God bless all and my prayers are for Haiti.

Gerard Mc Ardle, Drogheda & Belfast, Ireland   January 18th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

The most dramatic image so far, is the Doctor who stated, "It makes me embarrassed to be an American", when trying to discuss why 6 days after the event, the USA can't deliver a hospital~ yet Israel has one up and running. Every one of these injured people, even with the smallest cut, will be suffering from infection. This will result in loss of limbs and even death~ for the smallest cuts.
Furthermore, even to send the "USS COMFORT", which won't arrive until late Friday is just appalling! WHERE IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ??????????????????????????????????????
David Wolverton

David, that’s what I was trying to say, in a little different way… but I’m from Ireland, & maybe I’m not supposed to comment tonight while the celebrities are partying…”Such a shame"…they let me give a little criticism with the praise. I know how that American doctor felt, like I feel now, “Ashamed” to be even a “Human Being”!

angela curry   January 18th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

I think it is ashamed that all these rich people is on larry king begging poor people for 10 dollars,when they could have gotten together and got millions of dollarstogether immediately to help haiti

Greg @ Crossville, TN.   January 18th, 2010 9:39 pm ET


I love what you are doing and what you have always done for your fellow mankind, my good little jewish buddy.My question for you tonight is please help clear up for me my confusion of trying to understand. I have heard America and other countries have donated millions for aid for our Haitian brothers and sisters but from what I hear it is not reaching the ones that need it. It appears to me it is a strategic problem of converting money in aid to what the ground support needs such as medicine, water, and food, So, my question is who is in charge of strategic planning. The US or Haiti government. This problem has to be fixed. Please let the Haitian people know we love them.

beth reinert   January 18th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

i wish everyone would stop bashing and just donate

John R Garland   January 18th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

Doctor Gupta should receive an award. CNN also. Thanks Larry King for your special show tonight. I just sent $50.00 to the Red Cross, will sleep well tonight. Keep up the good work CNN. Your now my favorite network, used to watch Fox all the time, Not anymore, they are doing nothing for the earthquake victims.

Rosanne   January 18th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a hero!!!!!!!

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Rudy   January 18th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

This is exactly the action we need to take! God Bless all of you in CNN for you hard work in helping facilitate the means to contribute during this desperate time! Let's inspire the world and galvanize more contributions!!

Nothing is stronger than the power of love....time to send a LOT of Love!

angela curry   January 18th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

the rich in society is suppose to fix this problem because whom much is given much is require

agatha nicholas(18yrs)   January 18th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

i can only get chills when i think about haiti and see the pictures of the children, babies and adults. its painful to think that haiti already in a tough situation politically and socially, has to experience this. holding my tears and pain i can only sigh at the thought of the many spiritual brothers and sisters i have lost. i can only beg myself to be optimistic. this is an opportunity for world powers to step in and take control of haiti. cleaning it and helping in the recuperation and building up of a new economy. this is not the end but the begining of the end of the turmoil haitians suffered for centuries. let us put forth whatever we have even though we lack money but prayers and whatever we can do within our circumstances.

agatha ...with optimism for haiti 🙂
St.Lucia. WI

rick legge   January 18th, 2010 9:43 pm ET

Larry, here in Canada we are all donating to the Canadian Red Cross.
Canada thanks you and the rest of CNN for all the help you are doing for Haiti and mankind. I hope everyone helps from all corners of the world.

JOhanna Thompson   January 18th, 2010 9:44 pm ET




LB   January 18th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

Out of the kindness of their hearts? Who is Snoop Dogg trying to kid? He and the rest of the celebrities are getting a lot of free publicity from this.

Jaye   January 18th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I am very proud of the way America as well as the world is responding to this crisis. Now they need marshall law. Russel Simmons had the most no nonsense way of controlling the issues of distributing the necessary supplies and the looting, stealing and danger. Obviously vehicles are getting around from the images we are seeing, but with so many trying to get to where they can get water and food, it will hamper any aid, whether supplies or rescues. I know this is a country that is not under American law, but under UN , so why hasn't any kind of marshall law and troop support being used. I could go on and on with such comments but it would be redundant. Please could one of you news organizations ask these questions of our political leaders.

Isoloda   January 18th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Dear Larry and CNN,
thank you for what you are doing to help the people of Haiti. I just have one comment. Though being a man I am really worried by the level of inattention given by the media to women during this crisis. We all know that women and girls are very vulnerable during such crisis. i.e violence against women, rape... and in addition to other basic needs they will need sanitary pads and of course basic delivery kits for those who are pregnant and awaiting delivery. I hope the women issues get more attention the coming days.
God bless America!

Denise Wiseman   January 18th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Hello Larry from Denise in New Zealand,
Living in a Country who have around 15,000 eartquakes in and around NZ a year but only 250ish actually felt by us. I for the first time in the 14 years since we moved here from the uk have filled 2 x 30 litre jars with water and i am adding more tins to my store cupboard. This is due to watching the very difficult effort of troops, doctors, helpers from around the world who are trying to help these people. We are told here that be prepared to spend the first 3-5 days on your own whilst help arrives. I being abit niave like alot here havent ever make provisions for surviving for at least a week. Seeing what has happened to this Country has made me think if ever the big one come I will hopefully be as prepared as I can. Earthquakes are frightening to be in. I hope that Haiti and their people get all the help from us all, At the end of the day we are all humans and this is our beautiful Earth, and when she grumbles at us we must help those who need and deserve all our our help. Thankyou for listening. xx

Phillips Hathaway   January 18th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

I spent many years going to Haiti between 1973 and the revolution (ousting of the Duvalier regime) in 1986. I truly love, the history, culture , beauty and of course, the people of the country. My heart breaks for them, but in fact it always has. It's as if God has forgotten Haiti and I hope and pray that this disaster, as horrific as it is, will bring the PROLONGED world wide attention that Haiti needs. I have travelled all over the world and have found the Haitian populace in general to be amongst the kindest, sweetest people on earth.
I pray that they find the comfort and blessings that they so deserve.

Dufresne family   January 18th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

Dear CNN
We thank GOD for your network and the tireless work that Anderson Cooper and Dr Gupta are doing for our fellow Haitians... Your acts of heroism are a testament to the best of mankind. As we hear about the fate of our loved ones, we draw strength from your coverage and the generosity of all the people around the globe who have come to our aid. You encourage our faith in the midst of our despair. As the bible says...
"Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me!"
The Dufresne family of NY & the Barthelemy family in NJ

DJ   January 18th, 2010 9:49 pm ET


Why are we not evacuating all the wounded people to other countries where they can be treated for their injuries, this way they won't be
getting infections, be treated in established hospitals where there
are sufficient supplies and off course the doctors are already there.
Not only will you save more lives and faster but also seperate the
wounded from the death and the living.

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:49 pm ET

@angela curry,

"the rich in society is suppose to fix this problem because whom much is given much is require"

I wonder how many athletes are donating big money or are down there helping out?

Enty   January 18th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Larry, Why no attention to Will's story about Wycleff's oppinion about evacuating the immediate disaster area? I think its a very valid point. Why hasn't it been mentioned before (and now that it was, it's not entertained). Will it not have to eventually be evacuated for reconstruction? Why not now, which by the way could make things easier for medical care, sanitation, distribution of aid?

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

@Dodie, I have a very good idea of what is going on down there, but to keep throwing money at a corrupt government is not the answer.

zwazo   January 18th, 2010 9:51 pm ET

Kudos to Larry king for tonight's show and Thanks to the entire CNN staff for the job that they are doing both on the field and in the studio.
I understand that a lot of food has been distributed today but so many people in port-au-Prince dont even know about it,it's important that the time and the place of such operations are broadcasted on the local radio stations in Port-au-Prince,on international media such as CNN ,posted on the city walls and also online on the most popular sites because eventhough it's very difficult to talk to people in Haiti from overseas but text messages seem to work,so people in the dispora can text such ifo to them because right now this can make the difference between life and death.
Please echo this message out to the people in charge of the hand outs because so many families are starving and such info is as inportant as the food that they are getting.TKS A LOT!

Micheline jeanlouis   January 18th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Im so proud to be an American haitian citizen, to see the level of compassion and the giving is really touching.

Lilarose in Oregon   January 18th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

Larry, you have a good effort going, but I still have questions before I donate.

/Why donate when there is no security and the Haitians are stealing from each other?

My grandmother was in the earthquake AND fire in San Fran in 1906 and they had martial law prohibiting stealing. They had tents set up at Golden Gate Park and people obeyed the law.

I won't support stealing. Sorry.

cha   January 18th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

the first thing people need to do is organize.if they don't organize they wont be able to give the supplies.those people also need medicine.i feel very very bad for the children.I also can't belive all that people donated money.

aliou Jacksonville FL   January 18th, 2010 9:52 pm ET


Many died who shouldn't have. Stupid death, or deliberate negligence on the part of aid coordinators. Letting people die while we watch and pretend we cannot take help that is sitting in the port or airport to them was horrible.

It reminded me of Rwanda and Katrina. What makes people want to inflict such untold toll on Blacks in times of helplessness?

I am glad CNN was showing all that. Thanks. However, it was rwanda all over again when I watched people trapped for more than 3 days in the rubbles just to be left to die in the street.

THose bodies in the street was a shame to all humanity.

Joseph Moore   January 18th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Proudly, our business donated 10% of 2009 profits five days ago. I hear tonight that only minimal, insufficient quantities of antibiotics and water have arrived in Haiti. This seems inexcusable when Haiti is only a short flight from US airports. Why were helicopters not scrambled and continuous plane-drops not begun six days ago? How can we give more when it is so difficult to understand the delay. It is unimaginable and inexcusable that more than six days after the quake, basic provisions have still not made the four-hour flight. Please Larry… use your show to light a fire under these aid organizations. People are giving money a lot faster than the organizations seem to be doing their jobs.

Sano   January 18th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Larry, this is so great that you and CNN are setting aside 2 hours for Haiti! Bringing artists, social/civil servants, athletes, entertainers together for human causes should not only happen during Super Human catastrophes. We should all be encouraged to give more than we spend on mundane things. This tragedy should cause a huge wave of people living differently! Weather they are filthy rich or living pay check to pay check; folks should be encouraged by this to know that human life is precious. Let's all do our parts to make tangible donations to Haiti. I plan to go to Haiti with my best friend, who was born and raised there, in the next two months! Her sister has a school and church there. We WILL be giving money, time, school supplies, clothes and whatever we can. God Bless.

toni danielson   January 18th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Personally, I don't think that the majority of the people in the "entertainment business" actually work for the money they make. Then they endorse programs and think that thier time is more valuablethan anybody elses or that by entertaining us and bringing in donations is all they need to well not this time open UP your pocket booksHOLLYWOOD and OPEN UP BIG THIS TIME not just your JAWS! DONT JUSTFLAP YOUR JAWS AND GIVE AIR TIME which makes you LOOK SO GREAT but GIVE MONEY give 40% of one months salary or wealth. THEN for all that live in CA. and have so many tax breaks it sickens me, do the same for the public schools in ca and the senior programs and the programs that are jeopardy. Our whole value sysem is obsurb our teachers who givew our children and our world a future make pennies and our doctors who save lives and the librarians and even the janitors and the police who keep our lives in order make far too little and those who pretend they don't write the tales that change the lives of others they make the millions as if they did and were the heroes go figure.

Morency   January 18th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

In this situation i would like to know what do someone need to adopt a child from haiti?

LB   January 18th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

@Lilarose in Oregon,

"Why donate when there is no security and the Haitians are stealing from each other?"

You are absolutely right.

Ric Kellogg   January 18th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

I'm very impressed to see this fundraising effort. I think what is most inspiriing is to see so many Americans act instantly to help others in spite of our own economic challenges. I'm proud to be an American. Thank you!

Bev   January 18th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Such a wonderful thing!!!
We do help our people here!!!
And yes it is AMERICAN TO HELP others!!

Why would we not!!!
Those that don't think so ...
You just turn the other check and keep doing a great job


Sweets   January 18th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Where is the president of Haiti. Have not heard nor seen him talking to any reporters. He should be together with his people during this tragic time. .. . We the nation are showing more compassion toward haiti, than he is. Let all the funds go directy to the poor and suffering haitians rather in the hands of the Haitian leader.

My honest opinion. Sweets.

mass maritime academy   January 18th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Dear members of the MMA Family,

One long standing tradition of the sea services is that you always go to the aid of those in peril on the seas. If you are in the vicinity – regardless of your mission – you go. The officers, cadets and crew of T.S. Kennedy have been watching with sorrow as the terrible drama of tragedy plays out in Haiti. Now, at the request of the U.S. State Department and the Maritime Administration, they have been formally asked to provide aid and assistance to the first responders who are helping the Haitian people. While the details are unclear at this time, I wanted all in the Massachusetts Maritime Family to know that the 2010 Sea Term will be terminated and we will likely off load the 4/c and 3/c cadets in Port Everglades, Florida for transport back to MMA via commercial air. The U.S. Maritime Administration will then load and provision the Kennedy with relief supplies. The 1/c and the few 2/c cadets aboard will be asked if they would volunteer to continue to sail Kennedy to Haiti and help the officers and crew of Kennedy staff the ship while it is used as a safe haven for first responders (fire fighters, medical personnel, police, Red Cross workers, search and rescue teams, etc.) to sleep, shower, eat and recover before going back to their respective duties ashore in Port-au- Prince. Because of the congested nature of the airport there, another mission for Kennedy may be to transport Americans from Haiti to a safe place for further repatriation to the United States.

Using a training ship in this fashion was proven very effective during hurricane Katrina when the training ships State of Maine, Empire State and Texas Clipper were used as safe havens by first responders going to assist those caught in the devastation on our own Gulf Coast. (Enterprise/Kennedy was undergoing major work to her boilers so she couldn’t assist in that effort.) In fact, the Federal Government has invested millions of dollars in the nation’s training ships for just such an eventuality. It is highly likely that all of the other maritime training ships will be directed to join Kennedy in the harbor.

MMA has a long tradition of helping out in emergencies and, after the emergency situation ends, we have always been able to successfully resolve the various issues regarding sea time, license exams, semester credit, academic schedule, etc. Faced with 50,000 dead, hundreds of thousands injured and millions without the basics of life, Sea Term 2010 is truly a minor issue. Going to aid those who are helping the injured and saving lives is the least we can do.

Please be patient as we sort through the details but trust that our priority in any emergency is to help but not put additional people at risk. The safety of our people is always paramount in our decisions. I will keep all informed as soon as details are available. In the meantime, please keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.


Rick Gurnon

Vera biora   January 18th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

well, I see some negative comments. Too bad for you negative people.
But the moment is to help, if you not able to do it, please, stay quiet...

Sam   January 18th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Why is CNN running commercials during this telethon-like program? Are the funds from the commercials going to UNICEF or other charities?

Nathalie Vertus   January 18th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I have a blackberry that does not allow me to locate the UNICEF in 1800 4UNICEF because Blackberrys has "QWERTY" keyboard.
In addition to the 1800 numbers followed by letters can the producers also display the actual numbers. In other words can they post the UNICEF and REDCROSS contact info all in numbers? I do not know what these letters represents on my phone

Nathalie V.

angela   January 18th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Aliou, get over there yourself and pitch in, many Americans are, join in and help with your actions.

What on earth are feeling and thinking to say this..
"What makes people want to inflict such untold toll on Blacks in times of helplessness? "

PToronto   January 18th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

I would like to encourage any Canadians also watching to please donate to Red Cross Canada, Oxfam Canada etc, either online or via text. The Federal government is matching all donations until Feb 12 up to 50 million.

Tina   January 18th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

May God bless all those that gave and may God continue to bless America.


Eunide   January 18th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

Please the people in Leogane Haiti need help too. dont go only in the down town of Leogane,please go in the urbain area too.

Gabriela Vaughan   January 18th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

I am from Nicaragua, and I want t knnow if it´s a way that we can donate or help as a voluntier and help to the people in Haiti from countries that´s not USA?, watching the horrible devastation that this earthquake made in Haiti, I can´t do anything else more than try to help in anything I can, thanks CNN and everybody for the big effort that you´re making.

CH3NO2   January 18th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

I have donated what I can which unfortunately isnt much. However, maybe it's time President Obama asked all the wealthy wall street bankers to slice a piece out of their outrageous bonuses and donate the money to Haiti earthquake relief instread of taking another vacation or buying another Ferrari?

Pete Countryman   January 18th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

What Haiti needs is the equivilent of a Berlin Airlift and Marshall Plan !

Ian S   January 18th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

I believe the fastest method to feed and care for the Haitin people is to erect tent cities outside of the damaged areas and have the people come there.You can setup security and control things there.Then you will be able to clean up all the damaged areas without having to deal with the citizens getting in your way.

Hugues Leger   January 18th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Larry, My country's capital has been completely destroyed by the earthquake and will need to be rebuilt. But, what Haiti mostly needs is a long term commitment from the international community to rebuild and revitalize its economy. Haiti needs a Marshall Plan like Europe at the end of World War II. We need massive investment capital to create jobs and restart the economy. We need access to large international loan to finance our development. It is crucial to invest in Haiti for beyond the initial shock caused by the earthquake, there is another disaster in the making. We are looking at millions of people who will try to find greener pastures either in the Dominican Republic or the United States.

AEC   January 18th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Thank you soo much for the help you are sending to my country. The earthquake was just a taste of disaster save my people. God sees what you do and you will be blessed thank you for taking the time to send hope to our home, our people. We are difference countries but before God we can only stand, united as one. Thank you for doing what you're doing. Thank you so much.

Joy (Tobago)   January 18th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I am encouraged by the effort shown by your guests in their drive to raise funds for Haiti. My family and I continue to lift the Haitian people in our prayers as we also do our part to contribute to the relief effort.

Jennifer Blitz   January 18th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I really want to help but unfortunately I can't manage to contribute much more money right now. Would it be helpful to donate clothing? If so, where can I send it? Thanks Larry.

Sean Delaney   January 18th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

It is heartbreaking to see the people of Haiti pleading for help. Everyone who is helping in the search and rescue, security, medical relief are in all our prayers for the enormous task they face. What is sad is to see the un-necessary people traveling there to see and give their own assesment of the terrible situation that we can all see on the news already. This leads to the question that we see the people of Haiti asking: Why dont you help us? These people who have lost love ones and are still alive after this disaster do not need another person to fly into their country to see for themselves the extent of the disaster. We already can see that for ourselves. These people need boots on the ground with Hard Hats. Operating engineers, welders, communications personel, power supply personel, carpenters, those with the knowledge, skills, experience to move the rubble off those who are still alive and coordinate the able bodied Haitian men and women to help those who are still trapped! No where is the call for volunteers to goto Haiti to do the job that needs to be done. The last thing the people of Haiti need is another politician or so called 'star' to visit. The people of Haiti are pleading for help to save those who are trapped, to bring food and water, as time runs out. When do we send the construction volunteers, communications volunteers, power supply volunteers to name just a few. Why dont we replace the un-necessary, unskilled people with those who can really make a difference! Would'nt the people of Haiti appreciate a plane full of construction volunteers carrying tools as opposed to a plane full of politicians who want to see the disaster for themselves?
As we all recall the rubble at Ground Zero here in NY, there are many who will never know how important all the different kinds of tradesmen volunteers who worked together to search for the missing, to remove the rubble, to clear the remains of those who were lost. This is help the people of Haiti need. As many tradesmen as possible to aid in the search and rescue, clearing of rubble to search for living, removing the rubble that is closing off streets, aiding the people in ways that are meaningful. There are many tradesman who would volunteer to go and assist the people of Haiti and have an Immediate impact.
In all the news reports I have personally seen there was only 1 scene with a back-hoe digging out a collapsed building. Where are the tools they need to dig out the living? Where is the help from those willing and waiting to go and apply their experience in the trades in disaster situations? Where is the equiptment the people of Haiti need to remove the rubble in order to reach the dead to prevent further spead of disease?
The last thing we need to see is another plane landing with another person who does not have the ability to apply hands on experience to aid in the search and rescue and rubble removal.
I say this from experience working at disasters, including working nearly everyday at Ground Zero during 9/11. There were those who we call 'stars' who came to Ground Zero and worked to feed us and support us hands on. Then there were those who came to see for themselves the disaster, and work had to stop or slow because they wanted to see the horror in person and we had to slow or stop working to accomodate them.
What the people of Haiti are pleading for are those who are hands on with the experience to tackle the enormous task that faces the Haitian people.
I am sure I am not alone in saying, I hope that kind of help arrives soon, for the sake of those who are trapped and dying.
God Bless the people of Haiti,

adrian   January 18th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Folks. I do appreciate all the help that is being raised in this program. But with CNN being an international company I must say that all focus on TV is what the USA is doing in Haiti. What about all the other countriess providing help? France, The Netherlands, and others?

Marty Ward   January 18th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

PUT the actual numbers on TV and on the website so those with a cell phone can donate! Cell phones don't have letters on the numbers!!!

More $$$ will come in. Let the money flow in.

Diane   January 18th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I just mailed out a check and I think you should also give out the address to send donations for those that don't feel comfortable giving their information over the phone.

Ruth Jones   January 18th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

can you please list the callin donate numbers in all numbers? I would love to call in but am having trouble with the number by using words instead of numbers.

thank you for all you are doing

AEC   January 18th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

There are people in Delmas 64 and Morne Hercules in need of food and water please don't forget them

Sandy Visser   January 18th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

I salute you for all the great efforts you are doing to help the people from Haiti. I have contributed with donations but I am shocked and saddened by the comments of Winnie Romeril, Red Cross Volunteer on the ground. She is inviting people to Mobile First Aids and justifying what is really happening as we speak? She sounded like everything was working and wonderful, I am in so frustrated by this.....this is what's happening on the ground:
Haiti is in desperate need of surgical field hospitals…. People that survived and/or where rescued are dying by the minute. The amount of people needing immediate treatment and major surgery is overwhelming… Doctors are doing the best they can but they need well-equipped surgical field hospitals. People need help NOW! Not only in a year! NOW! The Israelis set up a major surgical Field Hospital, they are treating hundreds of people now but more help is needed. Help is needed today! The promised operating rooms are needed today not soon!! The USNS Comfort is currently underway but is expected to arrive on Jan. 20. So many challenges…so frustrating, the airport is full of supplies and they are not getting to the people, it is so sad! So for this lady to pretend everything was working so well is shameful! Maybe she should talk to Dr. Jennifer Furin on the ground, she is being screaming out of her lungs for help: "Within the next 24 hrs, approximately 30% of the patients in the hospital need immediate surgery or they’re going to die” Dr. Jennifer Furin told CNN at a makeshift hospital on the UN compound near PAP. People are dying because they have not received the appropriate assistance! Some survived the earthquake and they are dying because they have not been given the appropriate medical treatment.......Money is not what they need now! What they need is immediate assistance!!!! People on the ground need to work immediately in opening the roads, feeding the people, provide water and make sure the system is in place for major medical procedures! I am not contributing to the Red Cross anymore!

angela   January 18th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

The answer is not to start bringing the kids over, like we need that here now, no thanks. They make it all romantic with music and pictures, but the reality is this country is already stretched way too thin. This is really a case where we should be sending military, and FOOD AND WATER because it would actually be effective, but thats not possible because they are off fighting a war with no end in sight. Maybe if resourses were not stretched so thin now from doing other missions we would be able to help more now.
It is so sad how people here just come out bash this country, it makes me ill. To all doing that I wish you would leave this country and go live in Haiti, or shut up.

Antonio   January 18th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

great work !!
I already donated , but some people don't know how , please explain how they can do it , specially texting donation , that is confusing because people don't know if they going to be charged from the phone bill, or is giving they credit info .....
Keep the good work, and thank you for helping people in need....

George   January 18th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Larry, could you ask some cruise lines to send ships with a few doctors on board to the coastline to evacuate and give shelter to the hurt. The wounded can be airlifted or taken to cruise ships with small boats off the beaches.

Roxane McCoy   January 18th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Hey – Beings the big financial institutions owe back to the American people for bailing them out. How bout them waiving our house payment for 1 month? I'd donate the entire payment – over $1,000 to Haiti.

Frances Shull   January 18th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

I am new at this and do not know how to get through to Larry King on twitter can someone help me. I want to donate.

Roman Deutsch, Butler, PA   January 18th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

Hi Larry and to all those who come to help your brothers and sisters.

Thank you for coming together and building the Kingdom of God. If there is one thing that I want the people of Haiti to know is that God, My Father and I have not forsaken them. I stand with them even in their darkest hour. Let thy Spirit shine upon them.

For the Light of Christ is in each and everyone of you helping to bring a New Beginning to a world that was lost. Now the world begins to find itself in the Light of the Lord. When you do for the least of My Children you do for Me.

Blessed are they who hear these words for they are The Spirit of Truth.

And, do not waver from your passion because someone has not the Light of Christ in them. But, I promise, I will bring this world into the Kingdom of God and you will be Christ witness.

MJC   January 18th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

I can just hear Michael Jackson singing "We Are The World" We need a new recording to raise money!

Lisa   January 18th, 2010 10:04 pm ET

The poor people of Haiti. Dont be despair. Be strong. God will Guide you through this.
Thank you CNN for the Great work the Reporters have done and are still doing

Patrick pasquince   January 18th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

I don't have much I'm marryed wit two boys I live in nj if u need help wit construcion o can help.

Nel Stephens   January 18th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

The people helping tonight are stars in many ways, but this is a special example of their humanity, thank you! Wycleff should not have to defend his helping hand, People-turn it around-if you do not like his charity spend your time giving to another! Will I. Am, yes I am one of those people who think we should feed America first, but don't let it get to you! What are they doing to help instead of complaining? We do food shelf as traditon. Will I Am, the children in my life 8, 7, & 5 love "I like to move it" Niece sees you helping and we are matching her allowance, thank you!
Anderson get some Sun Screen and Dr. Sanjay G. has my vote for 2010 CNN Hero/Inspiration of the decade!
thank you again!

SOS   January 18th, 2010 10:05 pm ET

1. I disagree with marketing these so-called aide organizations that have been in Haiti for such a long time with little effect. Why not promote the newly founded Bush-Clinton Aide for Haiti program? They declared transparency and ensured us all that they would ensure the money is used wisely.

2. I respectfully disagree with Gen. Powell; the time to start rebuilding is now! They need to start building a huge tent city yesterday! The population needs to be removed from the dangers of a ruined city. Once order is restored and the sick and injured are healed, people can be enlisted in the effort od rebuilding their country.

3. We need to help the Haitians help themselves through a world partnership with the intent of saving a truly democratic nation who fought for freedom and won. Haiti has been forgotten by the rest of the world for far too long, and what we are seeing is a direct result of inept leadership, corruption and aide offered with hidden agendas attached.

4. I was appalled to hear that Unicef has been in Haiti since the 40’s. I want to hear other charities pledging transparency, and vowing to spend the money wisely. We can’t let this relief effort get bastardized like every other attempt at nation building; where the end user is left with nothing. Hopefully the routine game where the majority of the funds are squandered, resulting in substandard materials and labor.

angela curry   January 18th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

we dont need to be entertained to give John mayer need to be somewhere writing a check instead of singing do you beleive this they have all the rich people answering the phones and begging the people for money all of those celebraties could give millions if they put THEIR MONIES together!

Basim Saba   January 18th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

Larry, I just like to say to the viewers that when they donat they are not just helping haiti, also they sending a messege to who believe in killing innocents peoples an childrens to reach their aims ,they are wrong and we suppose to care about others hunanbein not to kill them.

David Lee   January 18th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

How much money has the President and family donated to Haiti.

McClifford Genois   January 18th, 2010 10:07 pm ET


Evelyn Stasel (a.k.a. Mouse)   January 18th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Americans love and take care of People Around the World, Because We are all originally from Around the World.

angela   January 18th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

It is obvious all the negative remarks a few days ago about Dr Gupta were heard and taken personally. Just an example of people throwing stones while he is on the front lines, boy it makes you scratch your head.

Nel Stephens   January 18th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

PS Larry, already priced out of bidding for suspenders, keep up the good work!

Dale Blandford   January 18th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

LARRY HELP!!!!! Tell or announce that if Obama really wants to get the donations in high gear have him make an executive decision and announce that all donation made to the Haiti relief fund will be tax deductible from the 2009 tax returns. GREAT IDEA RIGHT??

Sano   January 18th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

Wanted to also say that Dr. Sanjay Gupta should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize or something of that magnitude! This guy is above amazing! He has always been informative, extremely humble,AND clear in his ability to communicate where folks from anywhere and any educational level can comprehend what he saying! from rushing to handle the 15-day old baby, to performing a successful brain surgery on the 12 year old girl! He handles journalism and medicine with an amazing balance. But God is definitely working through him, as he does what any human can and should do. What a prime example of human potential!

aliou Jacksonville FL   January 18th, 2010 10:08 pm ET


When DR. Sanje Gupta and Anderson Cooper are in Haiti reporting while aid can't get to Haitians, it is deliberate genocide Larry.

If someone asked Haitians to carry food, water and equipment from port or airport to the streets where these people are dying, they would have done so gladly.

Like in rwanda, and Louisiana, we are watching these people die. The most amazing is that the Red cross' Winnie said just now on CNN that "the people didn't want to go to the hospital and that the wounds are now getting infested". I was absolutely disgusted with her statements.

hi   January 18th, 2010 10:08 pm ET

Larry, you guys (CNN reporters ) are doing an AMAZING job... i just called and donated for the 3rd time.
and God bless Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the incredible job they doing

colleen   January 18th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

All the outpouring of help in the wake of the devestating earthquake in hati reminds me of the outpouring of support of the United Support of Artists for Africa and all the other charities that have helped those in need in the past. i am a big michael jackson fan and i know THE KING OF POP would be so proud!! Also i just want to say my family doesn't have a-lot of money either as well as a-lot of other families around the US. but even if you can give a couple of pennies or even a nickle can help.

Regine   January 18th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Please tell me if this is true. Is the United States taking over Haiti? Don't you thin kthis would be the best for Haiti, with all this money coming in don't you think the Haitian Government would abuse it?

yolene despinos   January 18th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

I wanted to send my heart felt thank you to all of you for your hard work on behalf of my people in Haiti. Really you are the bridge even for us Haitians in the USA and abroad who wanted to help and felt totally helpless. Thank you for helping me to immediatly help my people. I finally heard from those that are alive but still don't know how to send money to them yet. We are hurting badly. Your love is helping us through right now and the people in Haiti knows that and thank you for that. God Bless.

Cheryl   January 18th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Great job, so many using their celeb status for good. I am sure everyone watching wants to contribute........ but with so many organizations collecting how do we know which will be the most effective? It would be great if this once all the non profits got together to create 1 fund so the money is used more quickly to benefit the poor people of Haiti

Lilarose in Oregon   January 18th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

IN SPITE of Larry King's efforts, which I applaud, to raise funds, PLEASE be careful that you are not donating out of pressure or hype to do so.

Much of the money is NOT going to direct relief to Haitians, maybe to someone else in between, but there is no promise or guarantee that your donation goes to those who truly need it.

We have not heard anything (NOTHING) about what role American military forces are playing in Haiti, we know nothing about how many American field hospitals have been set up, we have heard only that 130,000 meals were handed out by US military. THAT is pathetic! There are 3 million people in Port au Prince alone!

What are the helicopters doing? Why aren't there more field hospitals set up? Why aren't the gangs being controlled? and on and on

i am not donating until I see some action.

Actually, the BEST action has been collecting money. But the WORST action has been that we don't have a clue where it is going.

TRM   January 18th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

I as a Canadian am very surprised how critical your citizens are of the US handling of the Haitian devastation! It is very sad but people expect miracles that everything should be ship shape in a matter of days. Also when people ay written notes should be delivered -do people not realize the illiteracy rate! Also if you had helicopters dropping foood do you not realize it would probably not be going to the most vulnerable i.e. children& the elderly. Also remember there was a prison break- another noted problem. If people would realize many of the Haitian police are missing or dead.The U.N. staff (peacekeepers) are in the same situation.

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

This expanding problem in Haiti wouldn't be nearly as terrible if Bush-Cheney had properly used the $208 Million dollars that American taxpayers gave the Haitian people in 2007 for economic aid. It's very clear the Haitian people didn't receive a dime of it.

Lesley W in Vancouver, Canada   January 18th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Great work by all of you to help raise money (evening of Jan. 18, 2010) and awareness of the problems in Haiti now.Learning lots from the famous entertainers as they share about the opportunities they have had to help those lesss fortunate and what they now know can help. As the world becomes more global, great to see the global commuity coming together to help. Larry King, would be helpful to your global audience if you would flash on the screen that ie. the red cross has organiziations in many countries and if ie. you are Canadian, you can donate to Red Cross Canada
( ), you will get a tax receipt that means you can donate about twice what you think, plus the Candian government will macth your doanation..

Sue R.   January 18th, 2010 10:12 pm ET

Thank you for your show and for all the cnn staff who are as alway's,, getting this story out !! For all of the staff and all worker's who are trying to help the Haitian people I pray that you stay safe !! I have one question that probably nobody can answer,,,,Why are there so many diplomat's crowding the damaged airport and taking up airspace when there are so many plane's trying to fly in to help the people ?? please,,, I watched with many people Hillary Clinton take up so much time at the airport while planes were trying to land... It seem to me that whenever the polititian's are involved (ie: Katrina ) It take's forever to get help in emergency situations !! For all the hour's that these diplomat's take away from getting the military an d supplies in,,,these people are surviving on minutes.. They need to get a plan because this can happen anywhere in the world,,including Our Great Country !!

Tony   January 18th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

How come they can't drop thousands of individual protein bars or biscuits and let them scatter all over the ground so everyone can have a life saving morsel of food? Why not drop individual bottles of water so one greedy person can't run away with a whole box of food or water meant to be shared? It is obvious these people feel a need to hoard because they have waited 6 days for help and have no reason to believe they won't wait 6 more for another drink. God Bless the couragious haitians!!!!!

mike   January 18th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

if we care so much about the people in haiti, why don't all the people afilliated with the superbowl donate all the profits to the recovery process for haiti. i'm sure they can afford the loss of a few million dollars with a tax writeoff...
i'm sorry to say, but the american people are tapped out!!!!

David   January 18th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Dear Larry,

I am please to see the US taking the lead role in saving Haiti from this horrible natural disaster. Yet the solution to this problem in rebuilding Haiti is not the best solution at all. I would like to see the rest of the world, participate in taking in a 1000 Hatians in their Countries and granting them political asylum until the Island of Haiti is just a bad memory. This Island has no resources to sustain itself and the current suffering is not going to stop. Rebuilding Haiti is not the solution to the problem. They are only approximately 2 million people on the island. If the rest of the world will do they part for all humanity, Haiti could just be a bad memory for all the world to remember as a good humanitarian example.

Las Vegas.

Peter Lamba   January 18th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

Though we are just coming out from a terrible mayhem on my people in Jos North, Plateau State, Nigeria, we also have a heart for the peole of Haiti. We want to contribute just our widow's but we do not konw how? we do not have dollar accounts nor credit cards for our NGN4,000.00 (about$30.00) to donot. Please help.

Fritz Monde   January 18th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

This powerful act of nature destroyed across all lines of color, class, the rich, the poor, the have and have not. I hope that the nations who have pledged financial support for Haiti, actually sit down as donors with reputable Haitian administrators and together develop a plan that encompasses Haiti as a whole, from Cap-Haitian in the north to Jacmel in the south. Don't give money blindly!

The vision should be to rebuild a Haiti that can self-sustain with buildings, businesses, and innovations that can propel Haitians forward. Can the US help build a desalinization plant that can convert fresh water suitable for human consumption. Can a US or Foreign automobile manufacturer train and open a car manufacturing plant in the province of Haiti to reduce the population in Port-au-Prince and make the provinces viable and create employment, housing and schools.

Can our own Haitians who are teachers, here in the US and worldwide come back to teach poor Haitians how to read and write. It takes more than words to help Haiti, it takes more than money to rebuild a country. It takes more to empower a grand act of kindness. Stand up Haitians and be counted.

God Bless America
God Bless Haiti
God Bless all who care for Haiti.

The Stumper   January 18th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

Larry King, your effort in promoting your network by continuing praising your field staff is un-professional. Why not interview State Dept. personnel and inquiry why they are holding up adoptions; or a top UN official as why it is taking so long for them to function rather than glorifying Cooper and the doctor who should be operating instead of performilng in front of camera shame, shame, shame

Michele   January 18th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Hi I am writing from Barbados, and you guys have made me so proud I can cry. It is beautiful when you see the extent to which Americans are going to save Hatians and Haiti, I do hope you collect enough money to build Haiti back and help them get out of thier impoverished state. Great Work.

Jennifer   January 18th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

I am completely gutted over the destruction in Haiti. I am glad that the American people are giving what they can as we deal with our own economic struggles.

I appreciate all the celebrities that gave their time tonight. My hope is that everyone of them continue to use the voice they have and the attention they receive to continue to remind the world of the long term help Haiti will need. Especially as we move into "award" season of self congratulation for the famous types.

Please don't forget as you "struggle" with the daily stress of paparazzi and annoying fans there is a whole country of people who had little and lost everything.

Thank you

Regine Thadal   January 18th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Thank you so much for helping the people in Haiti, my family is there and they are okay but are trying to get out of the city for food because they are on the streets. My family is trying to bring my little cousin in the states, but seem to be having what do you think we can do. Can you please tell family members in the states how they can get the children out of Haiti.

Cindy   January 18th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

@S. Smith,
We will probably never know what has happened to any of the money we have given over the years to Haiti since US auditors were kicked out. It certainly goes beyond Bush/Cheney dollars.

It seems people are posting information on their missing loved ones and asking for help. ALso, some people are posting some good ideas.
It would be very respectful if we could save the political non-productive and non-factual posts for a time when there others are not in dire need.

Peter Lamba   January 18th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

Though we are just coming out from a terrible mayhem on my people in Jos North, Plateau State, Nigeria, we also have a heart for the peole of Haiti. We want to contribute just our widow's might but we do not konw how? we do not have dollar accounts nor credit cards for our NGN4,000.00 (about$30.00) to donot. Please help.

nicole   January 18th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

I donated and will donate more – but what good is our money, if nothing much is done with it faster? On an otherTV Channel I learned, what CNN not reportet: The Europeans and the Israelis were in Haiti last friday, were fully operating even with tent-hospitals, while the Americans are not even completely done TODAY!
Helpers from Europe are frustrated, because the US blocks the Airport. What is going on there?

BillieJo Harder   January 18th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

If I can do it the rest of you can. I am 65, disabled and on SS fixed income facing foreclosure with a $53,000.00 mortgage and I just made my contribution. As they said, our friends in Haiti are taught if you only have 1 potato, cut it in half and share the half. Well I've shared mine how about you and esp those of you that still have a full bag of taters to share!! Thank you and God bless, may Peace find it's way to this troubled nation and world. Someone tell Susan sarandon this ole gal loves her work!!
Billie Jo

Krystal Mora   January 18th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

Its so nice to see that we can come all together as a country as one kind, Give a helping hand , and making a difference . When I was 9 years old I lived near in the Northridge area.And experienced one of the biggest earthquakes in La. I can remember what i went through and how scared we all were even though living in southern California you tend to get use to earthquakes. I could not imagine what the citizens of Haiti have endured this week. All i prey for is that this country will rebuild itself to be a strong and honest country.. The people deserve it .And im so proud of The US citizens we are always the first ones with helping hands and our hearts have always poured out . When i can do more i will this will be a long road..

Nia   January 18th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

Larry, you guys (CNN reporters ) are doing an AMAZING job... i just called and donated for the 3rd time.
and God bless Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta for the incredible job they doing

Dean   January 18th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

I have been calling and emailing all my friends and family asking them to donate for people of Haiti.

I am in Canada and I want to know if there is anything more we can help with (aside from money and prayers!!)

Thank you Larry, for doing a great job!

LB   January 18th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

If all the overpaid untalented celebrities would donate even $500,000 apiece all of Haiti could be rebuilt and their people fed.

aliou Jacksonville FL   January 18th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

I signed up on many websites to volunteer. I have already taken some emergency /disaster training at the redcross and waiting to be called.

I am angry that I am sitting here waiting as well as I am angry that no one could just ask able bodied Haitians to carry the supplies on their head and match on foot from airport or port to the place of need. IF they did that the first day, they would have prevented unecessary death. I have already donated as well.

laura annie   January 18th, 2010 10:20 pm ET

hi larry, im watching your 2 hour special right now. first off i want to applaud you and all those that are helping you to raise1.5 million dollars and going on more, for the victims in hati. i was wondering about the adoption process that the us government just put through for the children of hati. i have a 4 year old daughter, and i couldnt imagine what it would be like for her or i to go through what those people are going through right now. i have talked with my boss at the fashion bug that i work at in seabrook new hampshire and they agreed that we can do a clothes drive for the hati victims. i just want to know where and when i should take the donations. if you have any information reguarding adoption for the hati children i would be very happy to distribute it around in my town and in surrounding towns. thank you again for all you are doing... laura janvrin, salisbury mass.

LB   January 18th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

I know a lot of people don't want to be reminded that Haiti is a corrupt country, but people should stop and consider where their money might be going.

Léon van Schie   January 18th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

@ To all: I am hesitating to give money not because i don't wanna spent any money,but for the simple reason that i've seen so many times that 90% of the money people give to charity,is beeing spent on the paychecks of the managing-directors and staff of those organisations while those who really need the money still get those leftovers they get everyday.

Look what happened when the tsunami hit Thailand and we found out that tons of goods were left rotten inside warehouses simply because there were no good logistics. I'd rather spent the money on the military men and women of the 82nd airborne who acted quick and with courage. Who gives me more certainty that this time it will be different?

Ed Pohle   January 18th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

Mr. King: Great effort that you are conducting tonight. I have been working on the founding of a public heath initiative, and resultantly, I have a substantial amount of field hospital equipment such as military portable surgical tables, and military standard TEMPER tents that can be utilized for a wide range of logistical needs beyond a field hospital application. These tents are suitable for a long term deployment, and are very strong. If there is a way that you can help apply this equipment to the pressing needs in Haiti, I am interested in diverting some of this equipment.

angela curry   January 18th, 2010 10:23 pm ET


Joy Williamson   January 18th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

I'm sitting at home with my two babies watching Larry King Live. I'm one of the many American families who live paycheck to paycheck and I didn't get my payroll direct deposit on Friday, to my surprise, due to the holiday weekend. I literally had to scrounge for quarters so that my husband can buy milk after work because my paycheck didn't process yet. The cupboards and fridge are pretty slim because I can't shop until I get paid. Yet, I know tonight my babies will have clean drinking water, food, soft beds to lay their heads on and the numerous things that they get to have above and beyond their basic needs. I am feeling incredibly blessed at this very moment. There are very few people in America that even come close to facing the kind of depravity that Haitians are facing right now... and will be facing for years to come. I think everyone can give something. Call or text to donate.

angela   January 18th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

I want to see as well how the gangs are subdued. I have never read and heard so much irrational thought in my life.
There are gangs and violence..
oh, but wait, its an occupation by the big evil US
oh, but we arent doing enough
oh, but we are, but the gangs are robbing their very own
oh, is he a Dr or a journalist?
And now all these celebs that can even command a million for one performance for a terriorists family need our money.
Is New Orleans back on her feet?
I am going to live simple by the good book and love my neighbor as myself and help in my own community because frankly, I am getting confused.

Tony   January 18th, 2010 10:25 pm ET

I was crippled by a reckless driver in a truck who blew a red light with no insurance and I am in chronic pain, in bed 24/7 with no income for 2 years and on morphine. I have tried to kill myself because I have no hope of ever working or healing again. I now believe my pain pails in comparison to that of the starving and thirsty and homeless injured Haitians.They have no pain meds. Please help them to live!!! I have to ask all America to donate- If I can donate then can I please beg all the healthy employed people of America to donate as well. What have the fat lazy CEO's of greedy billion dollar business's given?? At&t- Comcast- the banks- where are they?

Lynne   January 18th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

Thank you, Larry King!
I am happy to support your efforts to reach out to the victims of this devastating disaster in Haiti...never have I seen such desperate need as this. Thanks for stepping up to aid these hurting people.

nicole   January 18th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

To me the hero of the catastrophe is Dr. Gupta – what this man does evry day and what he did in the last few days deserves and demands a high honor fro the President's hand! Bravo Dr. Gupta! If it was not for him – America has one more reason to be ashamed how incapable they are, when it comes to fast and effective help. It seems to me, every other nation is so much faster and better and more efficient than America... I don't understand why. But Dr. Gupta – what a true hero!!!!!

nipper   January 18th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

how far is the airport into the city of port au prince? why is this so impossible ? from the map i find on the web it is not far. what in the world is making the transfer of food ,meds. and water so very hard and slow to get to the city? address tthis on the show .

chase209   January 18th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

Hey, just wondering what are they doing for the elderly in the nursing homes. Read on the AP wire that they are just not getting any help to them. What organization will help the elderly?

Lois, Ormond Beach, FL   January 18th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

Thank you Larry and all of your guests for donating their time to raise more money for the people, families and especially the elderly and children in Haiti. I especially want to commend Dr. Sanja and Anderson Cooper and all of the journalists there. I truly believe that Dr. Sanja should be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize or a Medal of Honor for his God given talents, compassion, courage, and guts for giving his all to the totally devasted people of Haiti and having the courage to stay at the hospital when all of the other Dr.'s left him their by himself. What a true humanitarian, American and God bless him as well as all of the CNN staff there. I so wish I had the money to be able to adopt some of those precious, precious children there. God bless all of you for what you are doing, God bless the people of Haiti and God bless the most giving people in the world the American people. Thanks you, Lois, Ormond Beach, FL

MARIANA BAZILE   January 18th, 2010 10:28 pm ET


Frank Perez-Toledo   January 18th, 2010 10:28 pm ET

I have friends who are willing to adopt children left orphans from this tragedy. How can they get information regarding any opportunities to do this?

Carlos Bianchini   January 18th, 2010 10:29 pm ET

When the Human race get United for one couse and put all the efforts in order to succeed, the things that can be reach are Inimagible! Good one for all the countryes around the world that are Helping the Noble People of Haiti. These is the Job of millions trying to bring releaf to a Devastated Land in the Caribean Sea!

Randy   January 18th, 2010 10:29 pm ET


As a sports figure, we know first hand the impact we have on people’s lives. As a human being, we know that we HAVE to respond to help others in time of need. Because of that – we are launching “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti” to support several organizations that are on the grounds in Haiti and need our help. While we can choose to give individually, it would be a tremendous show of support to give collectively. Their is strength in numbers!!

We have taken it upon ourselves to launch this cause – because Haiti is our neighbor, less than 90 miles away from Miami – which has the largest Haitian population in the United States. But this is not about us – its about them. Please join us in donating any amount that you want to give. Let’s all dedicate and sacrifice something to the people who are suffering, grieving and dying in Haiti.


Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti

c/o Alonzo Mourning Charities

2901 Florida Avenue, #806

Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

Funds raised will be directed to Project Medishare:

Project Medishare is dedicated to sharing its human and technical resources with its Haitian partners in the quest to achieve quality healthcare and development services for all. Project Medishare is working closely with Haitian President René Préval to organize all medical teams on the ground and implement a plan to set up field hospitals and triage centers around the capital city of Port au Prince.


Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade

Patti Pacella   January 18th, 2010 10:30 pm ET

Larry, Great fundraising program. Please let Maria Bello know that I was most impressed with her interview with you last night and also her comments tonight at beginning of program. I have contributed to Artists for Peace and Justice and Red Cross. I also was touched by Gary Tuckerman's information on the two girls from Pgh and the orphanage in Haiti and researched information and donated to them also.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 10:31 pm ET


*** I will start the Bid at $100 ***

Lourdes Prieto   January 18th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

I am mexican and I live in Boston. In these days I have felt very touched by the news and I like to read what is going on with the Haiti efforts every day. I want to write this comment so that everyone can read it.
It has been posted right now in a mexican newspaper that members of the American rescue team are being arrogants between rescue members of other countries. I want to put this here because I also read another article from members of France and Israel in where they also saying that americans are not being team players in this situation.
I want CNN to pass this information to the Americans in the fields of Haiti and I want to tell them that Hillary, Obama and George Bush are doing a great job but that those attitudes are only obstacles to them in order to continue the efforts. I don't think that there is a need to waste time in arguments and to send the minister of France to discuss the role of USA in this situation if only the people who said that is able to help show the appropriate spirit and attitude in these difficult task in Haiti towards other rescue members of other countries.

Allison Martin   January 18th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

You know The Salvation Army is in Haiti as well. I see the Red Cross and UNICEF having money collected for their organization, how about mentioned The Salvation Army too. There are Salvation Army Officers serving in Haiti who have lost everything as well, but they are out on the streets assisting citizens with their losses.

Virginia   January 18th, 2010 10:34 pm ET

My heart is breaking when I see the police kick ad beat the young Haitians. If the situation was reverse there would be outroar.

Lee Shull   January 18th, 2010 10:35 pm ET

How about Mick, Wyclef, John Mayer etc. work with itunes to allow their songs being showcased to be downloaded with proceeds going to Haiti ?

Lee in CT

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 10:35 pm ET


************* I will start the Bid at $100 ***********

Irvine, CA

Patricia   January 18th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

As a Haitian American, I thank EVERYONE for donating time and money to my little island. I thank Dr.Gupta for being a doctor first and to Anderson and all the reporters for telling the story. It went from trying to help poor and illiterate unfortunates to simply helping people of the human race and for that I'm gratful.

Kettly Marcelin Occean   January 18th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

Heartbroken and saddened for my country but very grateful for the human kindness. To the world, to all the TV stations especially CNN, We the Haitian community sayTHANK YOU and MAY GOD Bless You All. But please let's be sure every penny is accounted for.

Please remember the people on the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince, also. They need help.


Beverly   January 18th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

If not one person is affected by this then shame on you!!!
Just as a human being how can your heart not hurt!!

Please give so that we may help all those that are in need.
Not only now but in time to come.
This is what true American's are all about.

Always remember think of how their hearts, mind's and souls
are hurting.

Mark   January 18th, 2010 10:36 pm ET

When Wolf Blitzer asked the Haiti Ambassador today (1/18) about the number of orphans in Haiti, he had no idea. When the ambassador was asked if the Haiti police and UN peace forces needed assistance from other countries military to help keep order from looting and other disorder, he gave the same answer he always does citing NYC police force number vs. the Haiti police force and how docile the Haitian people are – that is, he did not answer the question. The ambassador went to say that he had no time today to watch the news and he was getting the news right then from Wolf because he was to busy participating in a MLK event (no kidding, he really said this!). My goodness, thousands of Haitians are dead and more are dying while the Haitian Ambassador has no idea what is going on in Haiti and is too busy with events other than the immediate need on his own country men, women, and children. What a tragedy which is magnified by having so poorly connected political representation! Larry, please discuss this on your show to begin a dialog as to what these elected Haitian priorities should be focused on.

Dick Frazee   January 18th, 2010 10:37 pm ET

How about a round of thanks to Ted Turner for his one billion dollar donation to UNICEF a dozen years ago which has inspired others of great wealth to make even larger charitable donations worldwide. I donated to both UNICEF and the Ameircan Red Cross before sending this.

christine abbott   January 18th, 2010 10:37 pm ET

My name is Christine Abbott and I live in Costa Rica. On behalf of the retirees in this part of the world I would like to extend my sympathy for all those families in HAITI. We love you and we will pray for you. God Bless You. Hang on in there as help is on the way. Our donation to the AMERICAN RED CROSS will be well spent.

angela curry   January 18th, 2010 10:38 pm ET


DMB   January 18th, 2010 10:38 pm ET

I am watching Larry King's special on Haiti and just contributed to Red Cross. Larry and all the celebrities need to specifically mention how much they have each given to the Haiti response. It is important for them to each show personal commitment by stating what they are contributing!

aliou Jacksonville FL   January 18th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

TRM, so you prefer to starve all Haitians even those who can catch food that is thrown from helicopter , while we wait to take food to those who can't?
Don't think it would be more wok to give all food and first aid at the same time to all people?

Throwing food and first aid would have help fend off desperation, helplessness and hopelessness while we wait for the structural intervention.

Maud Bien-Aime   January 18th, 2010 10:39 pm ET

Dear Larry King,
Thank you for making this program to donate money and support the Haiti relief. You guys are doing a great job. I would like to suggest something. Would it be possible to make an international account where people can give their account numbers and donate 5 dollars everytime they receive their paycheck. Us haitians have been sufferin for such a long time. We have been foresaken and forgotten, and it is saddening that it takes this disaster to make people notice us as country and as people.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 10:39 pm ET


************* I will start the Bid at $100 ***********

Irvine, CA

Dennis McFadden   January 18th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

Can you please publicize the names of large companies who have stepped up to donate supplies and/or money. If anyone in the USA can afford to give it would be the CEO's of these companies and big name celebrities. Why isn't anyone putting pressure on wall streeters, large banks and companies like wal-mart to put up some of their own money.

cm,california   January 18th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

Thank you, Larry, CNN, all reporters, and all the stars for the wonderful thing you are doing for the people of Haiti. To the people who say "America first", I do not see how you can equate Haiti's troubles with ours. There are an estimated 70 amputations being done daily now in Haiti as a result of the earthquake. In America, we have food stamps, AFDC, food banks, and churches which provide much help for clothing, food, and shelter. In America, many people have relatives who are gainfully employed who can help. Even with unemployment high at the moment, jobs are still obtainable if you are willing to do work you are not used to. There are organizations galore in America to help our fellow brothers and sisters. Haiti is in desperate trouble and we must help. Please do not compare our troubles with the troubles of Haiti. It would make you look like a spoiled American. Thank you, Larry.

Gerald Jolly   January 18th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

Hey! Folks, if you want to be sure that your donation reaches those that need it most.



Shawna T.   January 18th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

Being a busy college student and employee, it is hard to volunteer my time or money to the Haiti relief fund. But thanks to the TEXT options, I decided to pay a higher cell phone bill this month. 🙂 What a great idea...I will pass this information on to many friends and family. Good luck with the relief effort and thanks to everyone that is helping. A little, can go a long way. It feels so great to be able to help the cause!

Carla Schiavoni RT(R)(VI)   January 18th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

Hi Larry...I Would like to throw my hat in with Dr Alan Greenfield (the Radiologist ready to mobilize to Haiti and unable to find a group to go with). I have been trying to volunteer my services as well, and there seems to be a bureaucratic quagmire here. I have 10 yrs. of direct patient care experience in trauma hospitals, 2 national licenses in Radiology in both diagnostic x-ray and invasive vascular, ACLS and BLS certification from the American Heart Society and am proficient in sterile technique (could assist with surgery). I'm available to go from Florida tomorrow. I can't watch these people die knowing that I possess much needed skills. Another matter that needs to be addressed...why aren't companies like Cardinal and Allegiance that supply disposable sterile surgical tools and trays donating to this cause?

Billy Hart   January 18th, 2010 10:43 pm ET

In poverty ,in Mississippi, Mom would have us remember in prayer those less fortunate before meals. That is why Americans Help.

Wendy Banks   January 18th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

I am so happy to see all the people coming together on your show to help answer phones and raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti. It might be a nice idea for the celebrities on the panel (ie. J Lo, Paula Abdul, Snoop Dogg) to donate the door-knob-size diamond earrings that they chose to wear on the show to help the people of Haiti.
All of you at CNN are doing such a wonderful job bringing this information to us. Thank you.
I'm an American living in Phuket, Thailand and after watching your show I'm moved to get together with my many friends here to organize some fund raising events to help the people of Haiti.
In my previous comment I proposed the people of Haiti be considered for the CNN I would also like to suggest the many journalists at CNN be considered as well. Anderson, Sanjay, Ivan, and all of you down in Haiti bringing us the stories, you are true heroes!

Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   January 18th, 2010 10:45 pm ET

I'm incredibly thankful and amazed of the amount of help Haiti have recieved from all around the world and I'd like to say that something like that just let us know that together we can make a better world.

Haiti needs us so let's give them not one hand but BOTH!

Lilarose in Oregon   January 18th, 2010 10:45 pm ET

CNN's worst reporting problem is that they tell us WHAT is happening, but they don't tell us WHY it is happening....

Like why the orphaned kids are still sleeping on the streets when they could be brought to the US to be cared for by hundreds of wonderful families...

Like why the US can't manage to set up field hospitals...

Like why the US can't get the meds to the people....

Like why there is no security, which is critical for the success of Haiti.

I will not contribute through a program like King's until I get some questions answered.

Sorry, Larry, the the U.S. is NOT the "world." China is now, and I don't think they give a fig about Haiti.

Leslie Deane   January 18th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

Hi Larry,
I commend your tremendous efforts to aid the recovery and restoration in Haiti – "The Crown Jewel of the Caribbean". I would like you to consider a song written by David Rudder in 1988, then a young calypsonian in Trinidad and now a regional icon of Caribbean music. It is entitled "Haiti" and it's words ring true for so many Caribbean people in this time of desperation. The chorus goes something like this: "Haiti I'm sorry, we misunderstood you, one day we'll turn our heads and look inside you...... Haiti I'm sorry, Haiti I'm sorry, One day we'll turn our heads and restore your glory".
I think, sadly, that day has finally come and under the worst circumstances imaginable and the great outreach of the world will restore her glory.

Robin   January 18th, 2010 10:46 pm ET

My 8 year old daughter was affected by the images she saw on the news the night after the earthquake. She really wanted to do something. We found an organization that was accepting tangible goods and wanted us to collect sleeping bags and blankets.
My daughter is so amazing! She jumped at the chance to help Haiti.
She is only 8 and really is amazing. I am such a proud mommy!!

Joey K, Sumter SC   January 18th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

I have donated to a different charity every day for the last 5 days. Today you and your guest stars brought me to tears. Everyone is doing a wonderful job within their charities. I am very impressed with the water purification methods and food bars shown. UNICEF rocks for the children. Have already donated and will be donating again. Anything for the children!! God blesses the little children.

Jill Andrews   January 18th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Thank you for the coverage and efforts to raise funds for earthquake victims! JCA

angela   January 18th, 2010 10:47 pm ET

Cant or wont, there is a difference, maybe they know something you dont.

Gord   January 18th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

Attention: Larry King and Anderson Cooper
Perhaps one of the best things that is coming out of the devestation of Haiti is, that, an Israeli Army Medic Unit is working side-by-side with a Russian Army Rescue Unit.
Some South American units who normally do not get along politically are working similarly together.
Under any other circumstance, they would be sworn enemies.
The daughter of our friends is currently in Haiti with the American Army Medic Unit, and, she is just amazed at the admixture of these different sworn enemies working side-by-side.
Maybe this is _THE_ value of all the horrible stuff in Haiti ????????
Gord Young
Mobility Awareness Group

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 10:49 pm ET


************* I will start the Bid at $100 ***********

Irvine, CA

O Ford   January 18th, 2010 10:49 pm ET

I donated through the Canadian Red Cross.

Sharron   January 18th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

First of all, I already gave. It would be helpful to talk more about were the money goes and what it buys per haitian. The reason I say this is because you have to remember the bad experience people had with the Katrina disaster. Also, ignore the bigots. We are next. No doom and gloom but we are next. You might also might want to tell people the ones you help today will help us tomorrow.

colleen   January 18th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

i will admit that paula could have donated money but maybe it wasn't just about the book but the fact that MJ was a wonderful humanitaren maybe that was part of the reason

angela curry   January 18th, 2010 10:50 pm ET


Anne   January 18th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

When you post a phone number on the television PLEASE add the actual numbers – Blackberry phones do not have the letters that a "normal" phone has to correspond with the numbers.
You may be missing out on donations because of this

Jeanne   January 18th, 2010 10:51 pm ET


I want to donate $1,000 for a pair of your suspenders on behalf of myself, my son, and my husband. Would like the money to be split evenly between UNICEF and American Red Cross. Please have someone there let me know how to do this!

FYI, my son, age 16, is fortunate to be in a private high school. He will challenge his schoolmates tomorrow to give up the cost of a pizza or a couple of lattes and text $10 to the Red Cross or UNICEF. It gives me such hope for the future of our world to see compassion in the young.

marie   January 18th, 2010 10:51 pm ET

Great show-
Danny Glover never should have been part of the panel in view of what he said a few days ago-
He, Randall Robinson and the entire Black Caucus are the ones who twice encouraged a fraud named Aristide to go back- He did nothing for the country and today finally the workd sees the mistake it was-
so we say to Danny Glover and his associates thanks but no thanks and they all should never be allowed to say a word on this tragedy- under Aristide, Haiti received 3.5 billion dollars and today we see that the country does not even have 10 ambulances – way to go restoring democracy!

O Ford   January 18th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

Canadian Red Cross.....1-800-418-1111

Jose Batista   January 18th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

Hi larry!, I really hope you can make a comment about what I'm going to say in this msg.....

First of all, I love you for all you're doing, I feel very very very much for Haiti, as my neighbor, I'm Dominican, Living in NYC, and I've been watching the news the whole time and it's very frustrating that ALL the media don't mention the help that the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC is giving, that the Dominican Republic was the FIRST help that got to Haiti, that our Hospitals are FILLED over the limit of capacity with Haitians, and NOBODY has mention it, as we are NOT doing anything, and we are the country that's helping the most, without INTEREST, and it's just not fair.

responsibly, Jose Batista

Lisa and Eric   January 18th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

My husband Eric is Haitian and we are happy to say that his family in Haiti are all safe. Their homes were destroyed but they are alive and well. We've been watching your show and AC360 every night. Thank you for doing what you're doing. May Glod bless you. We hope that from this tragedy will come a much stronger Haiti.

LB   January 18th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

One million dollars? That is pocket change for these athletes!

VISHNU (VIC) PATEL   January 18th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

Larry King,

Good evening !!!!

Thanks for hosting such powerful, imotional great show. Its really help to bring whole world together at this time as a family and try to help Haiti.

Your show makes blood warm to encourage people to Help
Haiti by any means as much as possible. Thanks for doing such a noble work. God bless you !!!! God bless CNN !!!!! God bless Haiti
and Haiti People.

It is real help by the people, for the people, to the people.

Thanks Again.

God bless you Larry !!!!! God bless America !!!!!

Iftikhar   January 18th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

It is good to know that this time of need everyone is pitching for Haiti, but this is also sad to tell that this kind of response came little late when thousands of people already dead. I know celebrities doing and contributing alot, but when we look at their life style it is mind boggling to see the amount of money they spend on things those are not necessary in my opinion. However, It is good to know that lot of people helping the tragedy victims in Haiti.

M.W.   January 18th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

When Wolf Blitzer asked the Haiti Ambassador today (1/18) about the number of orphans in Haiti, he had no idea. When the ambassador was asked if the Haiti police and UN peace forces needed assistance from other countries military to help keep order from looting and other disorder, he gave the same answer he always does citing NYC police force number vs. the Haiti police force and how docile the Haitian people are – that is, he did not answer the question. The ambassador went to say that he had no time today to watch the news and he was getting the news right then from Wolf because he was to busy participating in a MLK event (no kidding, he really said this!). My goodness, thousands of Haitians are dead and more are dying while the Haitian Ambassador has no idea what is going on in Haiti and is too busy with events other than the immediate need on his own country men, women, and children. What a tragedy which is magnified by having so poorly connected political representation! Larry, please discuss this on your show to begin a dialog as to what these elected Haitian priorities should be focused on.

Tonya   January 18th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

can someone please post the number to the studio?

Dennis McFadden   January 18th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

Oh wow! the NFL and the players union donated $1 million. That's PATHETIC!

SOS   January 18th, 2010 10:55 pm ET

Nice tent larry!

Now lets see 100,000+ of them on the ground already!
Why do they not have the means to put the goods out and then recoup the money?
CNN should show pictures of the proposed site for the families to pitch their tent.
Are they going to pitch it on a ruble pile?

We need a couple battalions of Navy Seabees to build proper facilities.
There should be ships full of this stuff floating around waiting for the next disaster....
Get the gear out to the people now!

lawfan   January 18th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

are you kidding me? NBA donates $1 million. didn't we just hear stories about gilbert arenas being out $113 million for his criminal stupidity...where is David Stern and the NBA's support for this disaster?

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 10:57 pm ET


************* I will start the Bid at $100 ***********

Irvine, CA

marie   January 18th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the hero of the moment and should recieve a medal from the President of the United States- he is one of a kind and a treasure- hope CNN knows that

Laura Schwartz   January 18th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

Larry KIng ~

YOU are a beautiful human being.

Dianna   January 18th, 2010 10:59 pm ET


Bless you, CNN and all the celebraties who contributed to the Haiti special tonight. This gives all of us an oppourtunity to do something to help these poor people.

Good job!

Sharron   January 18th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

I would like to know where is United Way? Do they help outside of the US or for that matter Do they help in the US and if so.....Where are they???? With all the money they get, you would think they would give some to HAITI......

Marie Luke   January 18th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

Hi, My que stion is , why do we keep seeing the same footage of the destruction in haiti for 5 days and not have seen any footage of food and water delivery where our military is actually handing it out, and also there was a disturbing footage of a helicopter dropping boxes that looked like food in them but you see the people open up empty boxes being very disapointed that there is nothing in them why isnt relife already there.

Thank you

Gerard Mc Ardle, Drogheda & Belfast, Ireland   January 18th, 2010 10:59 pm ET

Dear Larry & Team,

I apologize for my tone of voice earlier on...but so much about this last 5/6 days could have been better planned.

The Haitian's have been through so much this week...heard so many promises...put their trust in us & they are still dying by the day, because of lack of the basics of life. Water especially & even enough morsels of food to keep them surviving...I saw a little Haitian girl die tonight just a few minute's ago on the BBC for lack of an emergency operation. Yesterday, the day before, she could have survived if the operation was carried out then. But she died...& her hopes & dreams died with her...& her relatives dreams for her ...died. Her breathing slowing down by the second I could swear I heard her slowing heartbeats. Why the children...why the hope...why the dreams...& lastly why our "Promise"!

Tomorrow I will send a cheque off & when this is all over I will adopt a child not in the sense that I will take him or her from the parent or families in Haiti...but I will support the parents in his/her upbringing & schooling. This is my promise to that dead child!

Why don't we all adopt a child this way?

Smedley   January 18th, 2010 11:00 pm ET

I've read many statements and as always many miss the mark. There is nothing really political about this, nor is anyone to blame. We all live on a planet that is floating around in space...and our planet has forces of natures and cracks in it.

I think the main issue is how effective these organizations are at saving lives and sustaining these folks during this devastation. I think Katrina should have taught us something. Yet, I think we can still see there are problems, mostly strategy and organizational problems.

Its complicated, but sometimes keeping it simple can help. Just think if it was your mom, sister, or baby that needed help. Strap on a backpack and double time the formula down to the orphange, or the same with medical supplies. no smarty..just wanted to participate...i thought of a new saying today...i didnt know near as much as i never thought i did..did that sound like yoga berra

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 11:00 pm ET


************* I will start the Bid at $100 ***********

Irvine, CA

Thanks Larry, that was an AWESOME show!!!

Greg Simmons   January 18th, 2010 11:01 pm ET

Great Work, Larry, Anderson, Sanjay and all the CNN correspondentas and the unseen support people behind them..

After the "crisis" is over..that is where wemust prove our worth.. What can we continue to do ??

We must all give what we can, evein in these difficult times. From each according to their ability to each according to their need...........

The Networks need to pledge to their viewers that they WILL COMMIT a regular scheduled air-time to an update of progress in Haiti.. Not just now, or the next few weeks, but for a cvommited period. Keeping the World's eyes upon and her citizens informed will preven the people of Haiti falling prey to the terrible situations and politics that have exaggerated the extent of this disaster.

Dodie   January 18th, 2010 11:02 pm ET


************* I will start the Bid at $100 ***********

Irvine, CA

You have my Email address and phone number. I can pay the $100 with credit card or any way you want!



tamara sooknauth   January 18th, 2010 11:03 pm ET

I am an abstract artist. I would like to donate one of my paintings to be auctioned off with all the proceeds going to the Red Cross for the children of Haiti. Please feel free to choose anyone of my paintings and I will gladly donate it. I would like to thank CNN and its reporters for their coverage of Haiti. I am proud to be a Haitian American, and thank you to everyone for opening up their hearts and their wallets to the people of Haiti.

cm,california   January 18th, 2010 11:03 pm ET

Billy Hart posted above, "In poverty, in Mississippi, mom would have us remeber in prayer those less fortunate before meals. That is why Americans help." Thank you, Billy. You are a most beautiful person.

Frank   January 18th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

Ok, maybe that doesn't sound right and i LOVE that all the celebs came out tonight but how about them matching every donor's money and double or triple, they are wealthier than us regular people maybe have more money (i am flat out broke but i donated $50)...i didn't hear anyone's announcement of contribution tonight..i am not saying they didn't contribute , but it would have been a even better effort, message.....HAITI, we love you and we WILL help!!!!


Dennis Kerfeld   January 18th, 2010 11:04 pm ET


Amazing draw of the talent for the fund raising tonight!!! Having already contributed to Red Cross, I texted my son's to make sure that, if they were not watching your event, they must get their contribution.

Congrats on a successful fund raising!!!

Tracy   January 18th, 2010 11:07 pm ET

I am reading these posts and am shocked to hear a lot of negativity. This is about helping people when they have hit rock bottom. Who cares about what the celebrities are doing or political views.....this is about the poor people in Haiti. If everyone just helped instead of complained the world would be a better place.

Mary Jane Maytum   January 18th, 2010 11:08 pm ET

Thank you to all those who are laying down their lives for the Haitian people, whether physically, financially or in prayer. God is able to do more than we ask or imagine.
This world-tragedy has shown me how my own "American" greed and indifference has left others in poverty. I hope I will be forever changed by Haiti.

Medith Codio   January 18th, 2010 11:08 pm ET

Larry I need your help.In the area of Petit-Goave is a southwest of port-au-Prince,Six of my relative died and many more injured very badly unable to reach for help their don't know what to do.Please let's american redcross know that for me.please send someone in this area.
Medith Codio

Catymitch   January 18th, 2010 11:12 pm ET

My heart goes out to the people of Haiti. It's amazing what pulling together can achieve. I pray for all those affected by this devastating event and also for those on grounds in Haiti to help. My sincere thanks and prayers of abundant blessings to the CNN team who keeps us all well in tune, and most especially Dr. S. Gupta, who is an angel here on earth. May you all be rewarded for all you do. Amen.

Leslie Silverstein/David Amadeo   January 18th, 2010 11:14 pm ET

My boyfriend and I were watching your special, after watching how fast your suspenders and Diddy's sunglasses sold.Why not have a celebrities auction including actors, actresses, sports figures,musican's etc with you Larry auctioning off the items. We think it would be a huge success. Great job you and all the CNN staff are doing,

Thank You
Leslie Silverstein/David Amadeo

Ghleanna   January 18th, 2010 11:15 pm ET

I too wonder why Isreal was able to get a full service hospital unit up and running, and we are still struggling with logistics. I read not too long ago that the military had officially stopped MASH units. Probably because the Red Cross and the UN took over that responsibility. Maybe the military should rethink that. The UN, and probably the Red Cross, has protocol. As General Honore said, toss the books out and look to see what needs to happen. Individual units – the Finns with one of the first rescue units, Isreal with the first hospital. Maybe it is time to make UNICEF and other functions of the UN separate entities and get rid of the UN. Sometimes, and in this case, being big isn't necessarily the best.

Virginia   January 18th, 2010 11:18 pm ET

I did not expect you to show my previous comment. . God saw what I saw. I am positive that this will not be shown either.

mireille   January 18th, 2010 11:19 pm ET

I know not many people believe in God, But the Lord had said before he went to heaven,Love one another, by this you should know my disciples. I don't know if everyone realizes that @ the cathedral that collapsed in Haiti, the only thing left standing intact, is the image of Christ crucified on the cross. I know it was overlooked in the news, but those with hope, & faith took notice.

Kareen,Josie&Josica NJ   January 18th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

Dear Larry & the whole CNN Staff,
I would like to thank you and CNN for not only keeping us informed ,but also for being tremendous voice for Haiti. Unfortunately, it takes a tragedy for everyone to pay attention, were happy they are watching now. Words can't even express how much the Haitian community appreciates this help. The world has come to help this small country in a big way . I just wanted to express my gratitude.
I ask that we not blame anyone and not get frustrated. I believe everyone is trying their best to assist and all want the best for Haiti. Obama has done his job and his best . He responded immediately. No more criticizing let's work together to help this country the best we can. It's beautiful to see the world in action. Boy , If Martin could see us now!
God Bless
Kareen,Josie,and Josica

Virginia   January 18th, 2010 11:20 pm ET

DR. Sanje Gupta and Anderson Cooper TRUE HEROES.

cassen   January 18th, 2010 11:23 pm ET

thank you for helping haiti,

Virginia   January 18th, 2010 11:23 pm ET


Dodie   January 18th, 2010 11:26 pm ET


You can also contact me through my work email...
I can pay the $100 any way you wish. You have my phone number and home email address!


Irvine, CA

Erika   January 18th, 2010 11:28 pm ET

Thankyou all for the work you are doing! I am in disbelief of what I have been seeing in Haiti. I notice so many people leaving comments about the governement, what they may or may not be doing to help. I think we need to keep in mind that what is important here isn't which country can help the most and which gov't can give the most $, but people comming together around the globe to help people who are suffering and dying. Politics needs to be kept out of this!

I have just finished tucking my 3 babies into there soft warm beds for the night and I can't help but think of the poor babies in Haiti who are sleeping on the ground tonight. How many of them are alone and scared or maybe hurt and hungry? We all need to do all we can to help and remember that every little bit helps!

Gail Thomas   January 18th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

I compliment you on your coverage and what you are doing.
I would like to send the following suggestions.

These people need information and guidance. Since regular communication is not possible. I suggest that sky writers should be used for this.

Tell people where food and water depots are set up. Where to go for Medical help.

Letting them know how to help themselves is also necessary.. Tell them to help clear the streets so help can get to them.

Set up computer's at the food depo's so people can give their names and names of people they know are dead. so families can get this info. I am sure someone can set up a database for this quickly.

Also to get info on where people are that have not gotten any help.

Joseph Daniel "Brian" Lawlor   January 18th, 2010 11:29 pm ET

Hello reader, Larry and all at CNN doing a great job during hard times. As Katrina was a national response we now see how a global body responds to the needs of the body with Haiti that body of Peoples.

We can resolve this Larry but the response by some sloth like in that response.

Government, Industry, Finance, Academic, Military, Media, Religion(spirituality+ethics) and the Peoples. Like a contractor giving specifics to each sub contractor without each knowing what the others were all about so too is this the case here Mr. King.

Sole Sis in Haiti covering the orphans. Like her my better half and I have four children now young adults. Have her contact the Saudi Royal Family with this entry. There are those that must remain in the shadows Larry but we have the ability to guide from these shadows.

Too place all the orphans under one roof requires funding and security and those of the Mahdi do not step out of the shadows without the proper clothing(security) wrapped around them.

Government, Industry, Finance, Academic, Military, Media, Religion and the Peoples. Nervous system, Arms and Legs, Arteries and Veins with money acting as the blood flow. No flow no go Peoples. Brains, Immune System, Ears, Eyes and growing Voice of the Peoples. Heart and the skin holding it all together.

Understand we work for the Contractor and know the parts of the sub contractors very very well. Now to put the parts together correctly to show what it all about while adopting four hundred thousand children. The Saudi Royal Family shall have the funding and security you will need to speed things along.

This is not the last global response we shall have. Like a child in the womb how does one bring forth a global birth. Feel the pain/pressures that go with pulling a global body together. A time to be "WATCHFUL" out there Peoples real time real time all the time.

Take a breath reader....much to digest...child is young..still in the are part of that child like each out there. Others within the Mahdi shut down the terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq returning troops home. One thing at a time Peoples. Together we deliver a global peace and prepare for the arrival of Jesus Christ. We know our hold over the clerics of Islam very very well Larry. How that is exercised remains to be seen. First..TO THE NEEDS OF THE CHILDREN..

Media= growing ears, eyes and voice to the body of humanity itself. Thank you CNN. "SEE" a story here Larry? Leaderships like new troops on the parade ground. Sloppy and not in step and in need of a the Drill Instructor form this perspective.

Why Humanity was born. Who Humanity is. Where Humanity is. When is Humanity. What is Humanity. Not questions for some.

Kristen Salontay   January 18th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

Why aren't any cruise ships going to Haiti to provide room and board for the homeless Haitians?

Gary Ron Johnson   January 18th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

I'm just a stupid Wyoming Cowboy. Why do I feel more about Haiti than, "You–All-Do?"

I'm only 55 years, young. But, I'm old enough to know when I'm
being meesed with! Im still try and fiind a donatian sight for Haiti?

Gary Ron Johnson

A. Smith, Oregon   January 18th, 2010 11:30 pm ET

Nice show Larry, thanks for the special tonight, and best to the CNN Staff and fellow bloggers!

keron Gonzales   January 18th, 2010 11:31 pm ET

Hi i am writing from Trinidad and i just want to say that CNN, Larry and all the celebrities brought tears to my eyes tonight and i must say with all the negative things that people always say about America i must say tonight i am glad that you all are American because you are the only country that is taking the bull by the horn and really trying to make a difference and bring some urgent attention to Haiti. Larry, Sean combs and Wycliffe must be commended greatly for their generosity . my country and i is doing our part in raising funds for the cause. the day after the earth quake i started a group on face book name (Help Haiti Now)and as of now we have 652 members and i am encouraging all members to text to our local mobile network to donate funds and to send money to the bigger charitable organization like united nation and to the red cross society keep up the good work CNN and please remind every one we are not dealing with Haiti past but the future and the little children are suffering as Whitney Houston says i believe the children are our future and if we allowed them to die Haiti would not exists in five years time

melissa Thornton   January 18th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

I just want to say thank you to all those who are helping for the love of Humanity. I was in Santo Domingo when the earthquake hit, and I felt so guilty leaving and come back home. But I know by my donating money to UNICEF and to the Red Cross, and that all of America is donating, that we are helping in some way.

I just want those of Haiti to know that we love them and that we have their back.

I love you all for helping and I love the core of humanity when we know that we are all humans with all the same needs.

Thank you again,

Patrik Bernard   January 18th, 2010 11:34 pm ET

I seriously believe that our government has mismanaged the immediate response so far. The public outpouring has been tremendously uplifting and we salute Anderson, Dr. Sanjay, Chris Lawrence and Soledad for their visibility and selflessness.

The response to this crisis in the immediate aftermath had to be a military one. Puerto Rico, Gitmo, Jamaica and DR can be used as staging grounds.

Within the first day or two, we should have treated this a military rescue operation and have had a thousand rangers or jump units jumping in with 100 lbs of medical supplies and water per man while the ships were being loaded and UNICEF and CARE and the humanitarian services were being mobilized.

The idea if it existed, that we needed to be invited into Haiti in a situation such as this is an absurdity that should have been immediately realized at the highest levels of government. Especially so, considering that half of the government was incapacitated and lacked the skills and resources necessary and would immediately have to resort to the outside world for assistance.

The military is used to managing that kind of an operation "rescue" and the immediacy of a response such as this was what was needed rather than being assigned to USAID in the begining would have demonstrated more of the leadership that we were expecting from our White House. The president can dispatch the Marines at a moments notice.

Looting is only a natural by product of this kind of devastation and should be expected and put it in its proper perspective. President Obama as much as I have great admiration for him, could have stepped in with a bit less rhetoric and more decisive action, and Rt Gen. Colin Powell as much as I respect him, was missing in action.

Great gratitude again to Rt Gen. Honore for attempting to making whatever sounds that could be heard.

To all of those who are there in the field in Haiti our appreciation and our salute.

I am donating and I am searching for ways to do more. I know for sure I would jump in Haiti with a hundred lbs any day rather than charging off into Afghanistan.
Among the few lessons that I may have learnt is that sometimes the guys upstairs have no idea what to do when it hits the fan, that’s why you got to listen to those on the ground. It is still not too late to jump in.

MARIANA BAZILE   January 18th, 2010 11:42 pm ET


Gerard Mc Ardle, Drogheda & Belfast, Ireland   January 18th, 2010 11:43 pm ET

& Lastly Anderson, I sent this piece to Larry King tonight, could you also post it please. I salute all you & your team are doing there...& wish you well in your further Haiti.

Dear Larry,

I'm mad at this stage of this supposedly rescue;

I saw you interviewing Ban Ki moon tonight & as I watched & after I felt so despondent. Is this man the right man for the job of General Secretary of the UN? He told you he said yesterday when he visited that country that he said to the people we will do everything possible to get the aid to them (or something to that effect) but I quite remember that yesterday (& it is on film) he asked the people to be patient. Now if that's not a horrible thing to say, I don't know what is, especially when there's enough food & supplies at the airport to feed the US & British army for a year or two in Iraq & Afghanistan. So I say, if this is not sorted out soon then after this operation the UN should be flattened to the ground & do away with all the bureaucrats that are working there & build a new organization with a new name up from the ground and put in charge some down to earth person that is for the victim's at all times, & not for bureaucratic ends at the expense of victim's caught up in such tragedy's & disarray. & not trying to be offensive...I think his lack of English is a hindrance.

Today also, on the British C4 I saw a report that Israel, yes Israel, has a fantastic field hospital up & running with all the modern technology, medicine & medical staff while down the road American doctor's are running round & having to use, well nothing, because they have nothing. Seeing it's all at the airport on the ground there, while the lady doctor was telling Sarah Brown that she has a tent full of people dying from blood poisoning all for the want of antiseptic's & antibiotic's & painkiller tablets for their pain. But no, she's in a tent (& crying & saying she ashamed to be an American) which will soon be a graveyard because who ever is supposed to be in charge of coordinating this whole (I won't call it a rescue mission, yet, because that is not what it is) exercise is probably in the airport stuck in a box of Plastic of Paris & has enrolled himself up in same.

Then there's former President Clinton on the steps of a plane after he arrived for a photo-shoot handling over boxes of aid to those below him to put on the ground, so slow, that if I was waiting for aid I would just rather lie down & die. What is the point of starting up this business if they don't know how to do it right...I mean they had plenty of practice with Katrina, (RIP to all it's victim's) & although the lay of the land is different in Haiti...& more damaged, have they not got someone with an ounce of intelligence that should be able to have a better result than what's on the ground by now. Nearly a week since the Earthquake" & just 5%/10% at most of the people have been given the basic's of water & some nutritional food. God forbid if there was ever a nuclear war started, I mean you wouldn't have to think twice that we would have no chance of surviving it, because we wouldn't. I suggest to you, that Mr Obama should fly out to Haiti straight away roll up his sleeves & get dug in with his people there on the ground to really give this a push, even if just for a day. Because if left till the day after tomorrow there isn't a chance in hell for the Haitian's at least not on this earth to survive this...maybe their place is in "Heaven" with God coordinating the peace of their souls & happiness for eternity. I hope tomorrow I can feel better about things…but I said the same yesterday & the day before, seems we can send men to the moon rocket's to Mars but we are having a hard terrible slog feeding & aiding people on Earth…these past six nearly seven days in Haiti!

I wrote this next piece to an Irish paper today;

This kind of tragedy always throws up two sides of the story;
The few things that are good & the many things that are "Gory"!

Haiti...may God help you & give you peace
For the world even though it tried; can't!
Well, at least not “Yet”! How long more will it be to that "Yet"?

So Larry, I'm mad at this stage of this supposedly rescue; aren't you "Too"!

I salute you & your CNN colleagues good work...hope you see good things soon...hope we all do. Thank you.

Frank   January 18th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

oh, o forgot to ask a couple questions...:

Where is the 82nd airborne unit to secure all the possible riots...

I heard over the last 3 days from different sources"we talked with the Haitian government"....THERE IS NO government(preval was the first to run to the airport, trying to flee and having the weakest excuse after caught by Dr.Gupta, we saw it all),.... and we as US can/do invade countries but in a biblical crisis like this where we HAVE to interact/.... we cannot overrule this non existing government?? give me a break, it is gettipray for all Haitian's ng embarrassing....hundreds of people are dying every sad and not acceptable 🙁

julie   January 18th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

You should let people know that cell phones do not always display letters like old-fashioned telephone face. In other words, 1-800-4haiti is difficult to dial because the letters are not on the cell phone. I had to Google a telephone dial face to get the corresponding letters/numbers to call in.

Melissa Perry   January 18th, 2010 11:45 pm ET

Whatever happened to the air force? Why aren't food packs being parachute dropped to those hard to get regions like they did in Italy in WWII? Why aren't the doctors and medical teams being parachuted in? PARACHUTES FOLKS!!! Where are the frigging parachutes!!!???

Kettly Marcelin Occean   January 18th, 2010 11:46 pm ET

As a nurse, I am ready and willing to volunteer to help my fellow countrymen. I just want to find an organization and how to proceed. Besides donating money, I want to be there to help so I can make a difference and ease my pain of helplessness. Most of my family has been located, some are still missing as are some friends, I am grateful.

To the CNN team of reporters, mostly Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanje Gupta, I am at awe on how dedicated you all are to my country. You have cried with us out of frustration and witnessed what you called "stupid death". Glued to the TV, you have taken us to different parts of the country and gave us a detailed account of the situation and we are grateful for all your hard work.

We, Haitians, will always be in mourning because of no closure but pray to God that in the years to come you will see a better Haiti emerged with infracstructure, running water, food for all, schools, equipped hospitals in each town, ambulances, fire stations, police corps, better government, and an uncluttered Port-Au-Prince, so we don't have anymore Anaika's, the 11 yr old girl or Brigitte's, the 26 yr old.


cassen   January 18th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

one love to the people of haiti, cnn is the best in bring us international news.

Zira   January 18th, 2010 11:49 pm ET

I think it is wonderful what Kobe Bryant did is wonderful...I don't appreiciate celebrities trying to use there fame to dig in to poor peoples pockets. They should be digging into their own pocket, we all know that they can afford it. Shame on you people. My next compliant is about your country trying to accuse Wycleff tampering with his book, are you people crazy, that's his home, he has always done so much for Hati and it sickens me,

Gerard Mc Ardle, Drogheda & Belfast, Ireland   January 18th, 2010 11:53 pm ET

& this I sent to Larry King tonight as well after watch a clip on the BBC of a young Haitian girl aged approx 8/9 die from not having been able to get a life saving operation...this got to me because not only did I feel helpless about it...her loved ones must have been in a never recoverable pain.

The Haitian's have been through so much this week...heard so many promises...put their trust in us & they are still dying by the day, because of lack of the basics of life. Water especially & even enough morsels of food to keep them surviving...I saw a little Haitian girl die tonight just a few minute's ago on the BBC for lack of an emergency operation. Yesterday, the day before, she could have survived if the operation was carried out then. But she died...& her hopes & dreams died with her...& her relatives dreams for her ...died. Her breathing slowing down by the second I could swear I heard her slowing heartbeats. Why the children...why the hope...why the dreams...& lastly why our "Promise"!

Tomorrow I will send a cheque off & when this is all over I will adopt a child not in the sense that I will take him or her from the parent or families in Haiti...but I will support the parents in his/her upbringing & schooling. This is my promise to that dead child!

"Keep our Promises"...could be a new charity...yet?

Why don't we all adopt a child this way?

Michele   January 18th, 2010 11:56 pm ET

Please make sure that anyone offering to adopt children have good intentions and make sure social workers monitor the well being of these children, they may be adopted for wicked reasons, so please protect these children.

cassen   January 18th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

Anderson cooper is my hero, thanks for saving the little boy who got hit by the rock.

Haiti, You and Your Help | Providing Value First   January 19th, 2010 12:00 am ET

[...] relief efforts to aid victims of Tuesday’s earthquake gather momentum, CNN’s Larry King Live airs a two-hour special Monday night (8pm ET) on how you can help. Below are some organizations [...]

Jim   January 19th, 2010 12:02 am ET

Wonderful work! So good to see so many reaching out to Haiti. I found your repeated statement about Haitians dying who shouldn't be dying quite interesting. You may have been referring to the slow response to this crisis, but I heard it as a statement of truth about the many years of Haitian history. As one who has been on the ground in Haiti on a frequent basis for the past 28 years, I have seen Haitians dying who shouldn't be dying for a long time. I hope and pray that what you are doing and the work of many others, will bring some relief to this beautiful island nation. They have much to offer us in culture, art and faith.

JANET   January 19th, 2010 12:06 am ET



Frank   January 19th, 2010 12:10 am ET

Oh and i also forgot to mention/plead...we NEED 4 star general Honoré there, he is the only one who understands the needs, even he is him in!! disrespect to the 3 star general who is in charge but there is a reason why General Honoré has one star more...EXPERIENCE !!!

cassen   January 19th, 2010 12:14 am ET

it's sad that everyone is downing the American government for not responding. in the first place the government did not have to do anything. but they were first to offer help. remember this America is a great country. don't bad mouth the American people and the government.

Shelly Weston   January 19th, 2010 12:14 am ET

The results speak for themself. This show has been one of the most powerful events I have seen for a long time. I have tried texting from Jamaica, but unfortunately, it didn't work. Here we say, "every mikkle mek a mukkle" or "one one cocoa, fill basket". I feel like I've added my mikkle tonight! Although I have been donating through our mobile carrier, who by the way are working hard to restore cellular communication, my Haitian neighbour left the morning after with his team from Digicel to start restoration – "soon come"

Larry, you're amazing and the master of your game. You've brought the world together tonight. I'm sure if MJ were around, he would have us singing "we are the world" again.

Frank   January 19th, 2010 12:15 am ET

@Janet, i hope u suck because u....SUCK!! on a side note, get a real life because u have none if you post crap like this..u are probably either 12 years old and want to upset people or u are drunk....peace and soul, just donate your allowance money to Haiti and u will feel better...

Aaron   January 19th, 2010 12:17 am ET

Good Evening Larry,

For those of us who cannot afford to make a cash donation or are a bit leery I have an alternative. Sports Chalet which is based here in Souther California is doing a shoe drive with Soles4Souls in each of their 55 stores. The stores are accepting new and used shoes for men, women, and children in Haiti. To further spread the word I have organized a shoe drive here in my neighborhood which consist of 310 condo's with the intent of collecting at a minimum of 400 pairs of shoes, in one day after letting my neighbors know I have collected almost 50 pairs of shoes with in six hours. As of today, neighbors are now collecting shoes on my behalf at their employers. Also, if you could mentionhow important shoes are for these people, 40% of the Haitian population is under 14 years of age. Just imagine how painful life can be walking without shoes; now add glass, rubble, broken pipes in addition to the lose of a mother, father, brother sister… Therefore, I hope that you will mention this for your California viewers.


Aaron, USMC

Stephanie   January 19th, 2010 12:20 am ET

We all want to help the people of Haiti but some of us are very limited in what we can give. We've all heard about the monies being raised and donated but why are we not hearing from more actors, sports figures and other well-known people who have so much to give. Those of us who live on a very tight budget would feel better giving if we heard about the monetary donations they are making and not just giving their time. We always hear about their salaries, mansions, vehicles, vacations, etc. Why don't hear more about their humanitarian efforts?

Anne   January 19th, 2010 12:20 am ET

Michael Jackson would be so grateful and happy that his Opus is being auctioned to raise money to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. What a great idea Paula Abdul had to do this. It honors his memory and legacy as a humanitarian by providing money for Unicef and the Red Cross to provide aide to people affected by this natural disaster.

I would like to see the Jack5on brothers donate the money they earned from the last episode of the reality series where they filmed inside Holly Terrace where MJ is entombed at Forest Lawn Cemetery to Unicef and the Red Cross as well. By donating that money, they would dispel any appearance of trying to profit from his death because the money would go to a very good cause that he would have given money to himself if he were still alive.

Dolce   January 19th, 2010 12:20 am ET

I want to commend the Cnn reporters for the great job they are doing. DR. Sanjay Gupta is a doctor that is devoted to do his job,first as a doctor. He is life saver for alot the people who are injured in Haiti. I only hear that US military are in Haiti,why don't Canada send troops to Haiti also. It seems to me that our military is being exhausted. We still have 2 wars going on and we have national securities issues here in the US. My husband is Haiti on the country side and they did not get much damage, but they don't have electricity and cell phone service is back on, but I can only call him, he can't call me. He said that Haitians from the city (Port Au Prince) are going to the country side. Some are robbing peoples food. The country side needs security too. They are being ignored. The haitian government is not doing anything and the President of Haiti is in D.R. not in Haiti he is not doing anything to take control of his country,he is not showing any kind of leadership. The US is not taking over Haiti. They are there to help and so are the countries. The Royal Carribean in Labadee should be using that cruise ship for the injured not for the tourists. In Labadee there is a port that is not destroyed,that town was not affected at all. It just doesn"t make sense. I think more lives could be saved if they the Haitian government had a contigency plan. They know the port of Cap Haitian and Labadee could have been used to bring food,water, and medical supplies. The Haitian ambassador should be ashamed of himself for going on CNN today and not know what's going on in his country today. I live here in the USA and I have been watching as much news coverage of Haiti, since day one and I have been in touch with my husband informing him of what's going on because the people from the country side don't know what's going on. Haiti needs help and not just Port Au Prince,but entire country.

MARIANA BAZILE   January 19th, 2010 12:24 am ET


Dolce   January 19th, 2010 12:32 am ET

Dear Larry,

I donated to the Red Cross last week on Jan.14th. I hope the money is going to the people of Haiti asap. The massive donations should go directly to the people and not let the Haitian government touch it. I want to send my husband some money,but wiring money to Haiti is impossible right now the banks are gone. I am worried about his and his mothers lives in long run. I can't go there are no flights going into Haiti and it's too dangerous, right now.

Frank   January 19th, 2010 12:32 am ET

@cassen, nobody is dissing our government(at least i am not) but it takes an awful amount of time when others are able to do miracle things like the Israelis with a full operating field hospital....hey we had a lot of hospitals in Vietnam, we have a lot of hospitals in Afghanistan and Iraq, but now it takes an awful amount of 6-7 times longer and we are still not able to have the things in place because of "logistical problems"?...i sound ignorant but Haiti is surrounded by 5 airports, the dom.rep is only 10 hours away(i know it takes about 20 hours with a car but if you bring in enough helicopters it would work in my opinion)...just bringing in 50 ships with at least one helicopter place on board from Miami would bring in 50 helicopters to drop of medical supplies, food, water anything....just make the math 🙁

Lucero (Mexico)   January 19th, 2010 12:58 am ET

@Dear Larry and CNN.
Great Job!!

@ Dear People of Haiti.
My prayers are with you . God bless you.
Mexican people are sad for this situation, but We believe in good persons and their good feelings. My family and friends have already donated and will be donating again. Keep the FAITH..

@Volunteers and others HEROES..
God bless you!!..

We can change the world with L.O.V.E.

Together , ALL it's POSSIBLE.

Smedley   January 19th, 2010 1:30 am ET

Send dominoes pizza down there, those guys are fast.

Brenda Stout   January 19th, 2010 1:34 am ET

@Larry King–Impressive show tonight! The Spenders Idea & OPUS Book excellent idea for donations. Sean diddy your shades on were on a roll. I feel a donation of any size comes from the heart and it is not an issue of rich or poor. The All Star Cast donated there valuable time to raise money and shouldn't be critized for doing it. Anderson Cooper and Sanja Gupta should get honors for going over and above.

Michael   January 19th, 2010 1:36 am ET

AT&T Facilitating text message donations of $10; 100% of texted donations goes to the American Red Cross.

Where is the donation from At&T? These are individual donations: not the donations of AT&T?

Where are the donations and support from Corporate America and Corporate Canada?

Where are the donations from pharmacutical companies, grocery companies?

Cathy Elliott Jones   January 19th, 2010 1:40 am ET

I donated to the Clinton Foundation on January 14. After watching Anderson Cooper tonight, I am beginning to regret it because the situation there is bogging down in bureaucracy while people are dying! Why, after nearly a week, is Sanjay Gupta still the only neurosurgeon in Haiti? Where in the hell are the U.N. peacekeepers? If the president of Haiti can only emerge for a photo op with Hillary Clinton, who is running the show over there? Why was Doctors Without Borders rerouted to the Dominican Republic, wasting valuable time that cost lives - lives I thought my donation would help save? I was stunned to learn that only 75 people have been pulled from the wreckage by Search and Rescue while people are dying in the streets from lack of food, water and medical care. If this is how my hard-earned money is being spent, or misspent, what was the point of my donation?

Remy   January 19th, 2010 1:57 am ET

Mr Anderson Cooper,please understand we all highly respect and admire your professionalism,your devotion to the story and how you will go out of your way to expose the plight of the victims of those stories and quit honestly Sir you are "the" tops in your profession and in my books.
I could only imagine and empathize with the frustrations of what you are seing but please be very careful of the toes you step on when you say on the air that you cannot understand why some US senator is allowed to land his plane in Haiti to pick up a bunch of cute orphans destined for the US but not a plane full of doctors with their supplies.I would easily accepted hearing from you your frustrations of seing maybe differnent worldwide govervment officials like Bill Clinton and company with their planes comming to Haiti to observe and asess the situation.As noble as is what they are doing, these ambasadors of goodwill are really not doing much to help the situation at hand but simply going to the front of the line with their priority landing rights into the country and blocking others,like the plane load of doctors that you were making reference to. .
Mr Cooper,personally in my humble opinion the children,any child especially the helpless orphans even if on the surface if they look to be safe,these are the first ones to be moved out of any and all possible dangers instead of being left behind only to be gawked and pitied at from these ambasadors of goodwill.

Frank   January 19th, 2010 2:02 am ET

@ Brenda, it is not a matter of"all star cast", the all star cast should not only donate their valuable time , they should just match up the money like i suggested earlier, i don't care if they donate hundreds of thousands of dollars or not, it just needs to make sense so that we as not as blessed like them donate our last pennies and they just donate their time(even i stated earlier i believe they will/have or soon will)...besides that, we regular people are the one who make them famous because we are the fans and buy their albums, listen to their music, watch their movies and so on......AND, i agree with u 150%, Anderson and Sanjay need to bee the hero of the are the regular people of HAITI, just incredible how regular bystanders rescue people they don't know, this is a true glimpse of heroism...

Peace, Frank

Khateeb jamal Dakar   January 19th, 2010 2:05 am ET




Karen   January 19th, 2010 2:12 am ET

Hey everyone who is on air, watching tea leoni and jennifer lopez, thankyou for helping those of our brothers and sisters in haiti, we care and understand this could have happened anywhere! I just lost my job and am so humbled by your acts of kindness! You all inspire me call around to see what can we all do to help!

Karen, tx

Alice Peckelis   January 19th, 2010 2:14 am ET

Why is it taking so long to distribute aid fom the U. S.? Homeland Security personnel are trained to operate under the National Incident
Command System (NICS) to operate Points of Distributuion (POD)s.
PODS should have been established immediately. People need water,
food and medical attention NOW, not when TV cameras are zeroed in.

Adrijana Raka   January 19th, 2010 2:20 am ET

I heard Will I Am earlier saying that some people are against helping Haiti, saying that America should only help Americans. Wake up people, is this not a big enough message??, WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER, not only for emergencies but for EVERYTHING. We are all human we all want to see our families and loved ones well, as for the ones that don't want to help, STOP BEING SELFISH AND LET YOUR HEART GO OUT TO OTHERS TOO. Try to help as much as you can because one day you are going to need help from someone and I'm sure you would be dissapointed if someone said you shouldn't be helped.

Hamel   January 19th, 2010 2:33 am ET

THANK YOU LARRY for helping my people.

no Louboutins   January 19th, 2010 2:54 am ET

If people needed puff daddy and j-lo to tell them to donate all these many days afterward, then that is just SAD!
Something tells me, just as many people were donating to the American Red Cross before tonight....maybe even more.

I'm glad they had John Mayer and Seal performing their beautiful songs.

Wonder why they didn't have J-Lo perform? Oh that's right....she only sings about expensive shoes (MY Louboutins)....and represents GREED, WASTE and EXCESS!!

Nice choice to represent "charity"

I already gave.....the FIRST day....and will continue to support my HUMBLE church's efforts.

(OH!, And I do NOT need puffy combs to tell ME how much to donate - we give what we can...why is he trying to up the numbers – – he's rich - let's see HIM give the percentage WE are giving.....this is SAD!!!)
Love and Prayers to the people of Haiti!! God Speed!

Cathy Elliott Jones   January 19th, 2010 3:23 am ET

I wanted to verify that my earlier comment was in no way a criticism of Search and Rescue. In fact, the three girls rescued yesterday were located by a dog and his handler from my own town, of which I'm very proud. But all of that effort to the exclusion of other aid does not make sense to me. Why, oh why, can't the United States ever get it together in a time of crisis? I should have donated my money to the Israelis. It wasn't much, but they probably could have built an orthopedic wing to their hospital with it. The reporting has been simply outstanding, Dr. Gupta is nothing short of heroic (especially when the Belgians bailed and he stayed behind - alone - with all those injured people), but Anderson, you started asking the hard questions tonight. I'm counting on you to get the answers

john masterson   January 19th, 2010 3:40 am ET

It's so great that people are giving their time to man phones but I'm curious why its only 5 million ? I'm so proud of kobe bryant for donating million dollars . I just hope the other entertainers are willing to at least donate 100 k each as I know some of them who have salaries in the millions . Being in the film business I will give all that I can . But I understand full well it is ridiclous the amount of money we get paid just to entertain , I would urge all professional entertainers to give large generous amounts ....Our policeman and teachers should be making larger amounts for the lifesaving work they do every day yet for some reason were more intrested in paying millions to people like me who just entertain . I do not in any way expect the common average american citizen to front the bulk of this rescue money when we as entertainers have more than just about anyone . I challenge all us entertainers to give at least close to half what we make this year to charaties and causes that help make the planet a better place . It's pretty easy to live on half of even 500.000 dollars a year , the rest needs to be given back . NO more owning 4 100 million dollar homes when people are starving in other parts of the world . Or owning a whole island and those 4 100 million dollar homes , how many can you live in at one time george and do you really need a island ?
George show us your sincerity , show us your the real deal and sell that island and give all the money to help people who on a island reallly need it .

jacie   January 19th, 2010 3:52 am ET

I hate to say it, but people are going to die....children are going to die.
Just like food and formula can't get to every corner of the world right now (places in africa, india, etc.), it's not going to get to everyone in Haiti.

What was child mortality before the quake?
What is child mortality in other parts of the world....for the same reason – no food and medical care?

Of course, attention needs to be paid and as much relief as possible needs to make it's way there - but who is helping the starving, dying children of Africa RIGHT NOW??????

They are doing the BEST they can right now for Haiti.
If it were possible to prevent ALL children and people from dying - no one on earth would die of starvation and lack of medical care - but we know that is not true.
We do the best we can in other parts of the world, too.

Let's not forget that - it's just not going to be possible to save everyone.

If they took this same crew to parts of Africa - they would be telling the SAME story - the SAME story that has been told for decades now.

john masterson   January 19th, 2010 3:58 am ET

jacie is right this isnt just in hatti , if your an entertainer and you make over a million a year and dont give after taxes half of it then dont tell me your a humanitarian becuase if you don't do this your not.

Adam   January 19th, 2010 4:08 am ET

Hey J-Lo,
Rule #1 when raising money for disaster relief...

Take the 10 carats of diamonds out of your ears!

That will be all.

sunnie   January 19th, 2010 5:23 am ET

I'll be posting this on as many of CNN's blogs as I can.

I am absolutely, continually blown away by Anderson Cooper's stellar reporting!
There are just no words to describe how magnificent he is...night after night after night.
His writing and words are simply breathtaking. It is journalism at it's finest.
Perhaps, the finest in television journalism....ever!

That story tonight about the little 10 year-old girl believed trapped beneath a mountain of rubble was just stunning.
The ending words about the tapping and saying at this point in a move, this is where tapping would be heard, but this isn't a movie, this is real life and there is no tapping....just took my breath away.

Anderson - your are a journalistic stud - a machine.
You never falter - your words are just as poignant tonight as they were that first night.
There just are no words to describe your tremendous, human reporting.

I would like to add, it was another heart-breaking moment after all those signs of possible life – the faint tapping on more than one occasion, the scent being picked up by the dogs (initially), to see them give up after not hearing from the possible survivor again.
I wonder if it occurs to them that someone in such a weakened state, after so much searching and waiting and anticipation, may have simply fallen asleep..... waiting.
Perhaps they will wake up tomorrow and start the tapping again.

Is that taken into consideration?
Just because they did not hear tapping again – – they may be resting or have fallen asleep!

PLEASE! Don't give up on that little girl!!
Thank you! God Bless and God Speed!

kendra   January 19th, 2010 5:41 am ET

Wow! Just Wow!

I love what Anderson and Sanjay are doing for CNN and the world – telling it like they see it.

However, that being said - they both need to look at Nigel Barker's recent piece (Pre-Earthquake) really understand the conditions of Haiti before the quake hit.

They keep complaining about doctors leaving because it wasn't safe and how supplies aren't getting to the needy and injured...and soledad (who is pretty useless there) is mentioning the flies.

have the SEEN how most of the folks lived before the quake?
They ATE meals on top of sewage ridden streets with flies swarming their food.
The tents they are in now, as rudimentary as they are, are lavish hotels compared to the squalor they were in BEFORE the quake hit.

I am only halfway through watching Nigel's gut-wrenching no-holds-barred look at the rancid, wretched conditions BEFORE the quake.
He even says it is the most VIOLENT place in the western hemisphere with the streets run by thugs and gangsters and every building riddled with bullet holes.

I think it is remarkable that ANY aid is getting there, considering how horrific it was there before. If they are expecting a miracle, it isn't going to come.

Help will be there – it IS there – and it is far more than any of them ever had before the quake.
I know it's frustrating, but have them hang in there...and WATCH Nigel Barker's eye-popping video!

kendra   January 19th, 2010 6:12 am ET

Please have someone tell Anderson that before the earthquake, only ONE in TEN-THOUSAND Haitians had access to health care.
So, although he is frustrated, it sounds like more than one in ten-thousand are getting care now....he cannot expect every Haitian to miraculously have health care when most didn't before. Heck, we have people in the US dying because of lack of health care.
People are doing what they can.

He's right to ask questions. That is his job. But the poor guy may be really too close to the situation to understand that Haitans are getting far MORE now....than they had to begin with.

This is it!   January 19th, 2010 6:19 am ET

If we all make a wish,
at this very same time tonight,
Will Haiti feel our love,
that we all have for them so tight!
If we all say a prayer,
at this very same time tonight,
Will the lord hear our prayers,
and keep Haiti in sight!
If we all send hope,
at this very same time tonight,
Will the Haitians recover,
in this time of not right!
If we all cry,
at this very same time tonight,
will it remove the pain,
from Haitians eyes of this night!
If we all donate,
at this very same time tonight,
it will help rebuild Haiti,
for the world will unite!

Bless the Haitians~

b mcpherson   January 19th, 2010 6:33 am ET

Great work LKL,watching your show from New Zealand.
Stay strong Haiti

dani   January 19th, 2010 6:58 am ET

I second the motion... Sanjay Gupta for CNN's Hero of the Year Award.
I was very touched by his statement... I'm a Doctor first, a correspondent, second.

sven   January 19th, 2010 7:39 am ET

HI Larry,
it is great to see how your show helps Haiti with all the celebrities..would this not be great if you coudl achieve this sort of commitment and support on a monthly basis for US ?

Chaliwa Truth Katola   January 19th, 2010 7:43 am ET

Hi Larry, I first of all, want to thank you and CNN for your good work on Haiti disaster. Again you're doing a good work you may never know how much you're doing but God knows better. Disasters such like Haitian can happen to any one, any family, and possibly to any nation I am happy that CNN through your program and News cast and together with the commitment of Hollywood Stars are making everything possible to make sure that people do something to the quake victims. Help me on this one point, though, how have Prisoners been looked after? Where are they? Are they Safe and are they not free-range if so are they not posing a threat to those outside bars? Keep up with good work, May God bless you!


elaine   January 19th, 2010 7:51 am ET

I say Anderson Cooper gets Hero of the Year - (he can share with Sanjay)...but Anderson is beyond his profession.

It's precisely because Dr. Gupta is...well...a Dr. that his actions are as they should be. No doctor is going to put reporting before's what they do.

But Anderson....oh my....his consistent and touching reporting is absolutely magnificent! There is no one even in the stratosphere near him and his abilities.
He's just that good.

no louboutins   January 19th, 2010 7:55 am ET

Man! I HATE when CNN censors comments!!!! News means "freedom of speech" and it infuriates me when they censor Free Speech!

I think I have every right to criticize puff daddy and j-lo being selected to appear on such programs and question why people would need a so-called 'celebrity' to tell them to donate.

If you haven't donated already....this much time after the tragedy...then that is just SAD!
I suspect the number of donations tonight are the SAME amount (maybe even LESS) that has been donated daily all along...since day ONE.

J-Lo stands for GREED, EXCESS and WASTE (ie: "MY Louboutin's" she sings ad nauseum...hardly a representation of "charity")

Tea Leoni, on the other hand – GREAT choice!!

John Mayer and Seal – beautiful songs!
(thank you so having the good sense of not having j-lo sing about her shoes - she should be so ashamed of herself)

The REAL hero's in all this - Anderson Cooper for sure, along with Gary Tuchman and some others.

no louboutins   January 19th, 2010 7:59 am ET

Not too sure why puff daddy and j-lo were selected to appear on such programs and question why people would need a so-called 'celebrity' to tell them to donate.

If you haven't donated already....this much time after the tragedy...then that is just SAD!
I suspect the number of donations tonight are the SAME amount (maybe even LESS) that has been donated daily all along...since day ONE.

J-Lo stands for GREED, EXCESS and WASTE (ie: "MY Louboutin's" she sings ad nauseum...hardly a representation of "charity")

Tea Leoni, on the other hand – GREAT choice!!

John Mayer and Seal – beautiful songs!
(thank you so having the good sense of not having j-lo sing about her shoes - she should be so ashamed of herself)

The REAL hero's in all this - Anderson Cooper for sure, along with Gary Tuchman and some others.

no louboutins   January 19th, 2010 8:00 am ET

Wonderful, Wonderful Show!

Thanks so much for doing that and reaching so many people.

Bless you!!

(now for the real comments)
Not too sure why puff daddy and j-lo were selected to appear on such programs and question why people would need a so-called 'celebrity' to tell them to donate.

If you haven't donated already....this much time after the tragedy...then that is just SAD!
I suspect the number of donations tonight are the SAME amount (maybe even LESS) that has been donated daily all along...since day ONE.

J-Lo stands for GREED, EXCESS and WASTE (ie: "MY Louboutin's" she sings ad nauseum...hardly a representation of "charity")

Tea Leoni, on the other hand – GREAT choice!!

John Mayer and Seal – beautiful songs!
(thank you so having the good sense of not having j-lo sing about her shoes - she should be so ashamed of herself)

The REAL hero's in all this - Anderson Cooper for sure, along with Gary Tuchman and some others.

Sybille Figaro   January 19th, 2010 8:57 am ET

a girl has head injury and need immediat surgery, she is located in Hpital Diquini at Carrefour. please can a doctor do something for her. please spread the word for me or sent a message on my facebook wall
Sybille Figaro, PLEASE PLEASE HELP HER, this is more than urgent

Amanda Villa   January 19th, 2010 10:26 am ET

Great initiative last night by CNN & Larry King Live. It was really great to see these celebrities get together to raise money for the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund!

Leona Henderson   January 19th, 2010 1:56 pm ET

Larry and associates/friends, etc... great job, unparralled! The caring that has been shown by the results of your and CNN's on line information makes me even more proud and thankful to be an American. and a member of this Universe.

I just had a thought, however, not to take away the critical importance of the need in Haiti, but wonder if another drive could be made for a fund to facilitate aid here in America for the Americans who are out of work and going hungry and broke and homeless due to our economy. Our government could use the funds enstead of adding more taxes to our ciizens to extend more help to our unemployed to carry them over untill more jobs are available?? How ABOUT IT??

Love you, you do a good job.

Jerome Crotty   January 19th, 2010 5:35 pm ET

Keep up the good work – we'll keep up the prayers!

JEAN   January 19th, 2010 5:38 pm ET

well Im still waitting to find out when the u.s government say yes the frensh minister we the u.s government yes we are taking over this poor country that's need our help so much.

Michael Laycox   January 19th, 2010 5:45 pm ET

Congratulations on your fund raising and a special thank you to anderson cooper who rescued an injured child from a band of looters and took him to safety at his own risk -Great Job!
Dayton Ohio

Kaylem & Khalan   January 19th, 2010 6:20 pm ET

Anderson you are doing such a great job covering this story keeping, we wish we could be there helping you. As for Dr. Sanjay, please keep helping those little babies and children. I wish we could protect them from seeing such saddness and from going through all this pain. We are praying for the health and safety of all the little ones in Haiti.

Kaylem & Khalan   January 19th, 2010 6:25 pm ET

Great Job CNN!!

Donald L Allen   January 19th, 2010 7:45 pm ET

Larry King you no I do not sport the US in or what there doing you no I don,t and I well never sport sum one how well not sport me I no it just sumtion they wan,t and I rely do not care what they want you no this Larry you no I am pist off at the USyou no it so I sued not haft to tell you you see what I do and they or not for it and I am not four them you see this I sued not haft to tell you LArry King the King I well not lie hop you or OK Larry that is the anly resen I am here see you and to show you what I do see I npo ween I am here you do see it but I do not sport the US . the end

Donald L Allen   January 19th, 2010 7:46 pm ET

Larry King you no I do not sport the US in or what there doing you no I don,t and I well never sport sum one how well not sport me I no it just sumsion they wan,t and I rely do not care what they want you no this Larry you no I am pi st off at the US you no it so I sued not haft to tell you you see what I do and they or not for it and I am not four them you see this I sued not haft to tell you Larry King the King I well not lie hop you or OK Larry that is the only reason I am here see you and to show you what I do see I No ween I am here you do see it but I do not sport the US . the end

ckelly   January 19th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

I am really happy to see that the program last night raised so much money!!! It was really well done! Thank you and congratulations to the hard work of the show and guests and the generosity of the viewers-

We have to keep these donations up over time, however-as its just a drop in the bucket for a Haiti's redevelopment.

The Canadian government has donated and has committed to a total of $135 million to Haiti relief. Canadian citizen's personal donations to The Haiti relief effort and registered charities tops $40 million in today's news.

i am Echoing the other writers here: The money means little- if the aid for which it is intended can not be delivered effectively to the survivors.

Niranjan prakash niroula   January 19th, 2010 11:02 pm ET

Thank u sir, for helping them. i always salute your work ever n ever.

Ellie Bird-California   January 20th, 2010 3:53 pm ET

STOP AND READ THIS ONE>>>MY FRIEND>>>>>I watched a show the other night where Jessie Ventura feels there are powers in America and the world that rule what they want our destiny to secret...It will scare the beegebbies out of you...TOO real to just pass it off as some crazy commentator, and kook like Ventura talking...The government tells us ONLY WHAT THEY WANT US TO KNOW...we are so naive..easily lead to the slaughter....Look around you at our state, and read on..........But we do know one thing..Too many people in the world to really control right population control planned...tainted H1N1 vaccines, etc...sounds goofy huh....Then wonder where the americans are in Haiti..why the Israel medical core got such a head start...Why the airport is closed to only who WE want in there and why the food and money and care for the dying is so slow..Why Cooper and the good Dr. look at each other each day and say.."Where are the Americans???".Looks like Haiti is on the list for a really good way to get rid of a couple of a million poor souls..and if this was not on earth will the country every recover..They have no means of support,no crops,no money,no houses,no nothing, except us good ole americans who can't take care of our own country...and the money donated...Let Larry have a telethon to save America's homeless, good people who are not chronic loosers, but our people who had jobs and homes only afew years ago, and never thought they would ever see America get this bad...God help us all...Looks like the movie 2012 may come true...and you can bet, if it does, there are plans to relocate only the wealthy and most powerful, and it is not you or I....Trust me..NOT YOU or me...God Bless us all...I think we are going to need it soon........

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Visit the Larry King Cardiac Foundation.

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