June 21, 2010

How You Can Help: Charity Buzz Auction!

Posted: 01:32 PM ET

Looking for a fun way to make a difference?

Check out these items on that we're auctioning off to raise funds for the Gulf Coast:

  • Take Home Larry King's Signed Suspenders from the Telethon on Monday, June 21, 2010
  • Enjoy 3 VIP Pre-Game Field Passes, Club Level Seats and a Drew Brees Signed Jersey from The New Orleans Saints
  • Enjoy a Five-Night Stay for Two People at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten
  • Enjoy 4 Nights in the Penthouse at the Most Luxurious Hugo Plaza in Dubai – The 3801
  • Take Home a Signed Jersey from LeBron James!
  • Take Home "Charlotte's" One-of-a-Kind White Valentino Skirt and Apron from Sex and the City 2–it Still Has the Red Hand Prints Too!
  • A Three-Night Stay in a Vista Suite at Montage Deer Valley
  • Work out with Trainer to the Stars, Tracy Anderson!

Check out the auction and be sure to bid early and often!  And don't forget to tune into a special Larry King Live tonight at 8pm ET:  Disaster in the Gulf:  How You Can Help.

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Kasondra Evans   June 21st, 2010 2:03 pm ET

Why would we donate any money?? BP is richer than all of us. They can pay for everything you are auctioning off. Did you see Mr. Hayward yachting this weekend. He doesn't why should we. I mean we do, but it is not fair.

jd matus   June 21st, 2010 2:35 pm ET

while i think this is a valiant effort and believe people will give generously for a worthy cause........i actually think this is a bad idea b/c it re-inforces the idea that BP is not responsible for the spill. BP should pay ALL of the costs, not the american people, even if it is a charitable know?

duct tape   June 21st, 2010 3:19 pm ET

Why can't BP slide the 4 story high steel dome (used first to stop the leak) down the pipe now on the top cap onto the BOP and once in place start filling it with cement to encase the complete BOP and top cap in cement???

meredith   June 21st, 2010 3:47 pm ET

Please tell your listeners to spread the word on the telethon by e-mailing their friends! I am a Florida girl now in Baton Rouge and the effect on people and wildlife drives me to want to help. I helped in Katrina at Lamar and Gustuv as a part of LSART, but until the telethon I felt helpless. Thank you Larry King and thank you Anderson Cooper!

CB   June 21st, 2010 4:09 pm ET

The need is now. The impact on lives is enormous. People can't wait for BP to process claims when their rent is due and the threat of eviction is real. THAT is why United Way is helping.

David Lester Young   June 21st, 2010 4:24 pm ET

BP’s British PR Gulf Blunder

Sailing weather off England's Isle of Wight,
Where BP CEO Hayward yacht “Bob” races in delight.
UK race of unstained saltwater spray and sunlight,
BP PR taking a break from overseeing Gulf Shores blight.

Can BP unfurl its Mission Accomplished PR banner blunder?
That like President Bush, BP has a PR publicity BlackWater eye,
By being stone-deaf in British Aires that tears America asunder
A perception of Royal arrogance in Hayward's public persona Braille.

Had BP a well on the North Sea washing oil ashore England pollution,
Would a BP CEO have "a rare moment of private time?”
With a Queen of the British Commonwealth working for viable solutions.
If a BP empire was facing eminent takeover, would he be a leader, part-time.

Meanwhile Gulf BlackWaters are bobbing on moored yachts unable to sail.
Fishing boats stains keep livelihoods strained in economic reign of blight.
While beaches need new BlackWater tide flags with swimming being curtailed,
And people walking banned along the beach front obstacle oil of Wight.

David Lester Young 06/18/10

Ed   June 21st, 2010 4:41 pm ET

How dare you ask the people to donate for the gulf spill. This is BP's problem and only BP will be responsable for thier spill for years to come.

Robert Ankrom   June 21st, 2010 8:39 pm ET

I don't feel that "BP should pay for everything" is the point for asking for donations. Our fellow Americans need help NOW. People are suddenly out of work and getting farther behind every day. If you have ever truly wanted for anything in your life, you will understand what I mean. If the millions of people watching this CNN program would give just a dollar, think of how much could be raised. I believe the average per donation will be much more than that because we are a caring people and many of will help those in need.

Brandon   June 21st, 2010 8:43 pm ET

We can't just think that bp is going to do all of this. If this efected your life you would need money to keep going in life. If we don't donate money that means, more good seafood, 2.people's life will be ruined, and 3. animals will die!!!

Donna   June 21st, 2010 8:44 pm ET

Prayer? Really? Let me know how that works out for you.

Jeff LeBlanc   June 21st, 2010 8:45 pm ET

Strength comes from staying the course of a difficult path! BP knows of a 2,000,000 or more gallons per day recovery pump that we brought to them in a Rotech presentation. Their internal contractors praised our efforts and praised our perserverance. Larry King use your influence and draw light to a dark secret the corporations are hiding. It's not economical for them to quick fix the leak right now nor is it politically favorable with the fedal government.

Keith Blomstrom   June 21st, 2010 8:49 pm ET

People need help now. Animals are dying now.
Be part of the solution not the problem.
Lead follow or get out of the way.

Gale Varcarolis   June 21st, 2010 9:03 pm ET

Well Kasandra! Why would you do anything...pick up a candy wrapper on the ground? Help another human being? Maybe if we do something, the Nature Conservatory can recoup some of this money from BP! Geeezzzz, think about that....let's another human being!..... Maybe you could just PRAY! That might help! We raised $52 million for Haiti! Think a couple million is too much for our coast?

Patti   June 21st, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I am answering the call to donate not because I don't think BP should be held responsible, but because I am tired of sitting idley by while "my people and my gulf" suffer the consequences of BPs careless, irresponsible and idiotic mistakes. We need to stop waiting for BP to do "the right thing"...and do something ourselves! The time to take action is now! Those of you who don't want to help...Just get out of our way!

Robin   June 21st, 2010 9:24 pm ET

The area needs HELP NOW–obviously BP OR the government is not doing anything!! The people are out of there livelyhoods, the animals and sea life are dying, the ecosystems may be ruined forever–this is just devastating. I live in Florida and if that oil gets into that loop current–bye-bye Everglades, bye-bye Keys and bye-bye being called the Fishing Capital of the World. If it gets down in that current–it will then go under the Keys AND up the east coast–Florida will get it on every side except North. I was brought up here in South Florida–this is OUR lifestyle–fishing and enjoying the Everglades and the Keys–it will be HARD to lose that here. The whole area needs help–Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. PLEASE GIVE–I DID!!!!

Warren Allen   June 21st, 2010 9:25 pm ET

God Bless, our neighbors we all need prayer!

Julie   June 21st, 2010 9:38 pm ET

I see the trickle down effect of apathy, straight from the White House.

Cynthia   June 21st, 2010 9:40 pm ET

The money from BP will not be available immediately. There are people and animals suffering now, we need to be good citizens and help these people. All our lives will eventually be affected by this. It will be a ripple affect. Do the right thing and give what you can to support your fellow man it this disturbing situation. It is a sad time for all and prayer will help, along with your donations.

Zuzana   June 21st, 2010 9:46 pm ET

I think that if an unemployed lady from Pennsylvania can donate $100, then almost ANYONE who has a roof over their head can donate, even if it's only $5. I just made my donation, and although $10 is not much, it would become a lot more if everyone in the nation did so as well.

chris   June 21st, 2010 9:47 pm ET

All I hear talk about is Louisiana. Just like after Hurricane Katrina. Have we forgotten that Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are just as impacted as Louisiana?

Beth Chaisson   June 21st, 2010 9:50 pm ET

I was living in NC when Katrina hit Louisiana. One of my cousins told me how for a few days she had to use bottled water to drink, clean, and live off of for everything. I've moved to Thibodaux, La. if the oil reaches into the fresh water and into the bayous where some of us gets our water, I'll be like my cousin and be living off of bottled water. Only it won't be for a few days but for X many months or years. That terrifies me but I've already bought 7 gal. of bottled water and am still buying water every time I go to the supermarket.

Zuzana   June 21st, 2010 9:53 pm ET

I used to live in Destin, FL (panhandle). We go back at least once a year to visit as we absolutely love the beaches there. Many times we would spot dolphins or manatees cruising along the coast. I can NOT even imagine all these animals killed or affected for the rest of their lives and for generations to come 🙁

Terese   June 21st, 2010 10:03 pm ET

People are not understanding that this disaster is a national disaster. This is not a Gulf disaster. Everything happening right now effects you. That's right YOU! Get involved, donate, stay up on what is happening in your own country, and don't just think that BP is going to write blank checks and problem solved. This is going to effect the Gulf AND the entire U.S. and beyond. There are economics involved, people, livelihoods, an entire culture, and as a people it should be a no brainer to want to help our own.

I have lived in New Orleans my entire life and I can tell you the people here are strong. They don't want hand outs. They want to have the life they had and make their own way. This was not the fault of the people, but the fault of BP, Transocean, the federal government and anyne else that had a cozy relationship with getting their pockets lined to turn a blind eye.

George Steven O'Brien   June 21st, 2010 10:48 pm ET

I have read a lot of the comments here from people who are asking why? Why should we donate money when "BP" is responsible? In my humble opinion. WE ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE!!! Our blind flea-like behavior has continuously drained our "Mother Earth" of her blood to drive around our vehicles, heat our homes and so on and so fourth. These poor animals. Our Brothers and Sisters of different form are paying for our short comings and our senseless addiction to convenience and greedy comforts. How can you all think this way? We are all on this ship together. Really. We are. And I say to you all. How can you sit by and allow this madness to continue. DO SOMETHING AND DO IT NOW!!! I challenge you to help in anyway you can. If it be cash, time or networking your friends and family together to raise our voices and actions to fix these wrongs. I promise you. It will spark your soul and enhance your vision of self-worth. If you think to your self. "But I am just a mere grain of sand on this sandbox of Humanity." Then I say to you. You are 100% percent correct. However, Together we are a Beach and the oil is coming. Please. I beg of you all. Do something. Do the right thing and ensure our future that we actually care. With love, light and a heavy heart.
Your Humble Brother.- George Steven O'Brien. – Gainesville ,Florida

Rick CO   June 22nd, 2010 12:40 am ET

So, try again to explain why people should donate money for any of this. When in fact the people of the Gulf Coast are fighting so they can: continue to drill and spill oil until we have no water at all for ourselves to drink. AND WE NEED WATER TO SURVIVE my GOD people WAKE UP!!!!!!!!

Also, BP is still dumping dispersants into the water even though these chemicals cause brain lesions in mammals and killed them at the Valdez Oil spill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep up the fight to get more *PAPER MONEY* in your pockets instead of fixing and cleaning up this mess. Let us continue the addiction to oil and in the end we will all get what our greedy fingers deserve!

Rick, Colorado

PS We are mammals too?

Elvine   June 22nd, 2010 12:48 am ET

I understand that people are angry at BP. So am I. I understand that we are tired of paying for other people's mistakes. But this is our ocean, these are our animals. These people are our citizens, our brothers and sisters, suffering. We must be responsible and help when and where we can. The corporations and the government should still help. But we must gather all our resources, and the best resource that this country has is its people. We must help. When it was for Haiti, everyone helped. Yes, that was a natural disaster. This, also is the greatest ecological disaster that this country has faced in more than a century. It might be man-made but that does not change the fact that we are all responsible for it. We can't turn our backs to suffering in this magnitutude. It is heartbreak on so many levels. We must help the innocent animals, revive the ecosystem, learn from our mistakes, and help those people in pain.

Elvine   June 22nd, 2010 12:54 am ET

We must help. I understand that everyone is angry, but expressing anger and stating "why should we donate money" is futile. People down there can't even find groceries, our animals are dying covered in oil, our scientists, the cleaning crews, poison covers our ocean. This situation requires our best. We must share and donate because WE the PEOPLE must have ownership on this matter, not some foreign corporation. This is our country, these are our animals, our fish, birds, our people. We must be there for them in their darkest hour, and we must think twice again before offering our oceans to a foreign corporation.

Milene Moses   June 22nd, 2010 1:19 am ET

I am so happy that people are joining together. I know people think BP is responsible but they will not ever be able to come close to the eco system, wild life or the fact that even if people get some money back One day right now they are suffering.

We need to keep the focus on what is real. Real people suffering, animals and the marsh life that will forever be changed.

Elvine   June 22nd, 2010 1:47 am ET

Thank you Larry for organizing this. I hope that other celebrities also show initiative towards this cause by using their influence to educate and inform the public. People should realize that all is connected, and if we don't take care of this problem right now, it will become much worse in the coming months – economically, ecologically and socially. So thank you for all your efforts and the efforts of all those celebs working with you tonight.

Sethuraman   June 22nd, 2010 4:02 am ET

BP is not to be blamed for this accident, "ACCIDENT". If someone is responsible then first the liability falls upon the safety inspectors and the approval, whoever gave it to drill on the sea bed, with so many natural resources, as you claim.

I am from India, see in our country since the UNION CARBIDE COMPANY, of United States of America created a gas leak which killed nearly 22000 in Bhopal, Uttar Pradesh, India and many more maimed, living with cancer and all forms of human deficiency. Mr. Larry King to my knowledge there has been no mention of that in your show.

The victims have been paid 300$ as compensation and the matter is closed according to your State department. So in the same method of calculation if there is any loss of American lives you are free to claim 300$ from British Petroleum, this does not apply to birds, amphibians or loss of habitat for any living creature, because till now UNION CARBIDE has not cleaned up the mess it created.

Stop bashing BP first introspect UNION CARBIDE then come out with clean verdict on Bhopal Gas Leak and 22,000.00 lives and clear your conscious. Afterall BP did drill for crude to be sold in your country, because of the demand you people have created few safety precautions might have been over looked by both your officials and BP, so live with it.

According to Mel Gibson 'apacalypto' all self pro claimed great civilization do come to an end, either from within or from outside. Stop your crocodile tears and self righteousness, get a grip on reality, had this been an American company on foreign soil would there be an similar response from your side.

USA stood for Liberty, Equality, Independence and Justice. But now USA stands for none of the above. USA means Unilateral slavery and Animosity.

Lastly, one small reminder, if Jews have the right to return to their homeland after thousand years and persecute the Muslims now, then the red Indians you drove out, killed and mutilated do equally have the right to claim back their own country.

Either move Israel out or you Caucasian go back to Europe leave America to the salves

Sheryl   June 22nd, 2010 8:55 am ET

This is NOT just BP's problem. They need to be held accountable, for sure, and they need to pay for what they've done . . . but whether we like it or not, this disaster is EVERYONE'S problem! It effects us all. As human beings we should care about the home we live in – – and have been destroying with our selfishness – – we should care about the other species with whom we share this planet – – and we should care about our fellow man.

It's pretty simple. If we don't start gettting involved and taking care of this planet, then we will see the end of mankind. Every single one of us is responsible, and we need to take action – RIGHT NOW!

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