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Michelle Obama: Haiti Relief PSA!

Michelle Obama: Haiti Relief PSA!

First Lady Michelle Obama pledges her support to help in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake.

“I was eager to join the Ad Council and the Red Cross to launch this call to action in the wake of this weeks devastating earthquake,” said Michelle. “The people of Haiti are struggling just to survive. And every one of us has the power to help.”

Michelle adds, “The images from Haiti are heartbreaking. Homes, hospitals and schools are destroyed. Families searching for loved ones, parents trying to feed their children, but we can all do something. We can help the American Red Cross as it delivers the food, water, and medicine that can save lives.”

To help, visit RedCross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. On cell phones, you can text HAITI to 9-0-9-9-9 and $10 will be given automatically to the American Red Cross.

Michelle Obama: Haiti Relief PSA!
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  • brightside

    I like this lady, but she’s a bit late – even the sub-lebrities have got there first.

  • n00n

    Donated :)

  • Tiger Woody

    i would absolutely NEVER donate my money to causes like this, especially in the amount of millions of dollars, because you cannot trust it will be spent for the intended purpose. I’d rather buy the supplies myself and ship them, or donate my time.

  • Dallas

    A day late and a dollar short. I don’t think anyone needs her to tell us to donate! Just another opportunity for her to be in front of the camera.

  • katie

    @Tiger Woody:
    I’m kind of offended by this, Red Cross is probably the safest and best thing you can give your money to. Don’t be a pissant

  • michaela

    I donated to Doctors Without Borders…Very little red tape and very little overhead. And I mean little!

  • http://ipotpal.mp Ipotpal

    First lady, Michelle Obama is a great woman.

  • Tiger Woody

    @katie: im talking about the country of haiti, if given our money, on if and how they will spent it properly. Don’t we already give them $millions every year and they still live like animals??

  • Mason

    @katie: you’re offended that people would give buy supplies themselves instead of donate money?? wow. these people don’t have to give anything at all you know. buying supplies or donating your time is a lot more personal than writing a check, ya know…. but whatever helps.

  • diane

    I love that she can come out and speak about this but when the were coming out with that crazy info for women not to do self breast exams or pusing the age up of mammograms fugly was no where to be seen. very unfortunate, especially since black woman have a much higher death rate from breast cancer.

  • Jen

    Great lady! I’m glad she is doing her part to help the people of Haiti. I donated to the Salvation Army, because they’ve done great work in the past and I trust them. Plus you can donate to the via texting. I would encourage people to find a charitable organization they trust and donate through them since pretty much all charitable organizations and NGO’s are focused on helping Haiti right now.

  • katie

    @Mason: @Tiger Woody:
    Okey I’m sorry if I misunderstood what you said Tiger Woody, I thought you said what you said because you didn’t trust Red Cross to use the money to it’s intended purpose. I’ve heard this been used as an excuse not to donate money, so sorry if I jumped to conclusions.
    And to Mason, no that was not my point.

  • Erin

    Diane, am I supposed to take someone seriously who can’t use the word “women” versus your incorrect use of “woman”? And who in the midst of a human tragedy of unimaginable proportion refers to the First Lady as “fugly”? When JustJared is used by the likes of you as a political soapbox – well, that’s just pitiful. Head over to sites dedicated to Rush and Glenn – they seem more your speed.

  • michaela

    Has Oprah donated? JayZ Beyonce? Kobe? Anyone know?

  • I hate RUSH LIMBAUGH

    AFTER RUSH LIMBAUGH COMMENTS AGAINST OBAMA AND HAITI I JUST REALIZED! he is an IDIOT! LIMBAUGH IS A TOTAL IDIOT. WHAT A BABOON. GOSH I JUST WISH AND PRAY HE DIES SOON HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD ALREADY WITH THAT SCARE HE GOT IN HAWAII. GOD ONE WISH KILL OFF RUSH LIMBAUGH…. please! HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE HUMAN RACE AND TO THE ANIMAL RACE AND TO ALL THE THE SCUUUM OF THE EARTH PLEASE GET RID OF RUSH LIMBAUGH PLEASE! JUST SEND HIM STRAIGHT TO HELLLL! NO GET OUT OF HELLL FOR FREE CARD! HE IS A DAMNNNN SOUL! I JUST PRAY HE BURNS OVER AND OVER AND OVER IN HELL! PLEASE GOD ALL I WISH FOR IS HIM TO DIE OF A PAINFUL HEART ATTACK! PLEASE GOD. PLEASE. THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT HIM.

    AND CAN I ADD RUSH IS A FAT UGLY PIG… HE PROB. IS INTO LITTLE BOYS…. HE LOOKS LIKE A NASTY GREESY PED. I WONDER WHATS IN HIS COMPUTER, WHAT DOES HE SEES – LITTLE BOYS HUH, CUASE I TELL YOU WHO THE HELL WOULD WANT THAT UGLY FAT PIG. YUCK. I HOPE HE GOES STRAIGTHT TO HELL AND BURNS OVER AND OVER. GOD I PRAY FOR HIS PAINFUL HEART ATTACK ITSA COMING RUSH. GOD WILL CRUMBLE YOUR PATHETIC UGLY FAT HEART. HEART ATTACK FOR RUSH SLOW AND PAINFUL I HOPE IT HAPPENS AT NIGHT WHEN HE IS ALL ALONE. BOO BOOM BOO BOOM BOO BOOM BO BOOM THEN BOO BOOM BOOOOOO BOOOOOOM BOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOOM AND FLATLINE……. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH SATAN WILL REJOICE TELLING HIM COME HITHER I HAVE PLANS FOR YOU. man i cannot wait..

  • Dallas

    @I hate RUSH LIMBAUGH: Obviously, satan already has his hands on you!

  • Ronda

    I love the First Family and appreciate all they are doing as well as everyone else who is focusing on doing something positive to help out. I’m donating to Yele 501501 and Red Cross 90999. Whatever else I can do I will do.

  • athena

    @Dallas: She’s the first lady…give her the respect. It’s her place to be seen and heard. This is her position as the first lady to support her husband the president, the general public and the needs of the people. She’s the supportive voice for the United States of America…

    It’s respectfully dutiful that she addresses various issues to the public…a day late, a dollar short…her message is not so far off in days that it doesn’t matter how late the message comes to us…

    I hope you will give the first lady the respect that you would give your mother…but then again, I don’t know you and you may not respect your mother.

    As for myself, I haven’t donated as of yet… and will donate soon to one of the credible charities….

    Whether the message be a day late, a dollar short…It is never a problem to have a reminder. For days, weeks and years whenever, Haiti will need all the charitable donations they will recieve and the money to help rebuild their devistated island.

    Truly, IMHO, I’d rather hear a reminder on such a serious matter from a voice of authority than a voice of celebrity…of course, that is if the celebrity is distinguished as an authority too other than his chosen celebrity.

  • to dallas

    i hate rush limbaugh as well, so i guess satan has his hands on me as well. Not!! please spare us your right wing nonsense

  • http://hollywood-hot-gossips.blogspot.com hollywoodgossip

    i agree wit you

  • betsyross

    she’s got really bad posture. and according to Reid would not be allowed near the WH because of her dark skin and Negro dialect. good thing barky has the right color skin and can turn that Negro dialect off and on or he wouldn’t get to be president. Don’t blame me Harry Reid the head democrat guy said it, not me. and Michelle said she wasn’t offended. she would have been if I said it cause I ain’t black or a democrat, so i would be a racist except i didn’t say it!

  • athena

    @I hate RUSH LIMBAUGH: Wow, I hear ya…you’re in so much pain….and, umh, never wish ill on another person…no matter how diseased and black their soul may be….life is a mystery…and why Rush Limbaugh didn’t see his attack as a wake up call, who knows, shame on him…just don’t let his crude behavior and missed-fortune to have survived his circumstance be your wish of vengence upon his soul. Be the better person, he’s the a$$hole…he’s got the shovel in his one hand and is spouting venom out of his pie hole…I’m sure he’s already trudging sludge in Dante’s Inferno..maybe he’s trudging on level 5.lol… You should read that book(Dante’s Inferno) by Aligieri, especially if you hate Rush Limbaugh so vehemently…you’ll be able to visually capture where he’d be.

  • chrissy

    she’s slower than her husband.

  • athena

    @betsyross: All the more betsyross, no need to repeat the offense…it makes you an accessory to those racist statements. Even if it were true, first lady Michelle Obama wasn’t offended, because she is a better person and can see beyond skin color and I’m sure she’s experienced the ignorance of people when it comes to race issues….people will never wake up and will always see people for their skin color and for not who they are….The World is a sad place because of it. Wake the F@&^% up America…we’re united…not divided.

  • John

    rush is sooo pathetic! does anyone really listen to him anyways besides old folks? He is a disgrace to white people, he makes be so ashamed to be white. He was probably the fat kid no one liked and was voted most likely to fail. he has failed in life, no wife, addicted to drugs YES HE STILL IS. and to top it all he is fat and failing in health. YOU JUST MIGHT GET YOUR WISH SOONER THAN YOU THINK. His health is really bad.

  • Tracy

    She is a great First Lady. She’s involved in quite a few things and I love that she’s addressing this issue as well!

  • jules

    Having worked for a rescue agency it is much better to donate cash. If you donate supplies that means the agency has to pay for those items to be shipped. It also is an occasion for people just to clean out their garages and clear up/donate crap. These people need food, water, clothing and medicine the most. The best was is to donate case so TRUSTED organizations like the Red Cross or The Salvation Army can purchase the much needed items.
    As for the First Lady doing this PSA, good for her! Any little bit helps. So people for once, STFU and do something other than whine. DONATE!!
    AND for those demeaning the people of Haiti, read up a bit on the hisotry please. You’re showing your ignorance!

  • athena

    @Tiger Woody: Tiger, we’re all animals…some of us just have a fancier skin. If you treat someone like an animal they’ll behave as such…

    I guess if the donated funds are spent otherwise and there still be a lack of solid and stronger infrastructures and homes for the people, I’d get concerned then…but as we see it, Haiti will need as much money as they can get…it’s not only to aid the people to re-establishing their lives, but for the loss of the island as well. Haiti will need millions, as if they were building a new country. And may it be a better country instead of the turmoil it was prior its devistation.

    Tiger Woody, as we know it…The World is corrupt, so I’m sure someone will be digging in the cookie jar…just let it not be us Americans.

  • ann

    She need to donate they are rich than all of us put together

  • elaine

    who cares about wearing furs they are just rodants anywayzzz. I agree with Kelis… Those who preach about wearing fur in PETA YES PETA! they wear leather bags, leather boots and leather coats, so is rodants more than cows, becasue guess where we get all our leather goods cows and lambs and do you know the process they go threw> and the workers who do the horrific work to make such soft leather. WHY DOES PETA PREACH THEIR CRAP ABOUT THAT?? and DOES EVERYONE IN PETA NOT EAT STEAK OR HAMBURGERS OR ANYTHING WITH BEEF OR ANIMALS WHAT ABOUT THAT?? they are hypocrites, so I dont care who wears fur now if they can stop all mass production of leather goods, and fur and let everyone become a vegitarian then I might see their point, but since PETA FOLKS STILL WEAR LEATHER GOODS AND EAT BEEF AND ANIMAL THEY ARE HYPOCRITES. THANKS KELIS FOR PUTTING THEM ON BLAST. KUDOS TO YOU….;

  • julie

    great first lady, i am so proud of her.

  • http://JUSTJARED grandma talking

    sorry, but she has ugly scary eyes, and the truth is she is not attractive, and I will stop now before someone knock on my door.

  • lawdy

    chris rock in drag?

  • Rachel

    MRS. OBAMA LOOKS LIKE THE SPITTING IMAGE OF JANE FONDA I keep hearing their similarities and i have to agree i see it so much now. THEY DO RESEMBLE EACH OTHER WITH THEIR EYES AND NOSE AND MOUTH. VERY GOOD WHOEVER PUT IT OUT THERE FIRST. NOW I SEE IT.

  • Maggie

    You go right ahead Michelle, send them some of your own money. I know your hubby has a never ending ink pen and check book with the US tax payers name on it and never even asks before he spends, so you go ahead and put my name on one of those millions of the middle class tax pots he keeps dipping into.

    I help Haiti every day for some unknown reason with my taxes. Meanwhile my Mother eat soup and is denied health care and my kids are moving out of their home after 15 years due to foreclosure because the good old US of A send my son-in-law’s job to someonein Mexico or China.

    Gotta love it.
    I wish the people of Haiti the very best, and I’m truly sorry for their misfortune. I’ll let Michelle and George Clooney take it from there.

  • marla

    @grandma talking:

    Grandma did you forgot to take your pills for your disorder again. Judging with your post. You obviously don’t know what your talking about ; THE TOPIC OF THIS THREAD IS ABOUT HELPING THE HAITIAN PEOPLE DEAL WITH THEIR CATASTROPHE AND NOT THE FIRST LADY. SHESHH !!!

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    tiger woody: “they live like animals”??? wow. where is your soul? living like an animal is all relative. one could say we all live like animals when we live selfishly – when we spent more than we need, when we ignore suffering people, when we have dingbats like heidi spencer having money while good decent helpless kids are dying. and if you can find a way to criticize people suffering a NATURAL disaster – kids, women, etc – then where is your soul? god help you and your loved ones that they never suffer a natural disaster which, by the way, we never know when it is going to hit. i say you ask for some forgiveness cause karma is a funny thing.

  • chrissy

    @athena:

    its not offense athena, they asked michelle obama she say no, they ask the naacp people they say no offense the Negros are not offended, but you say offense , or only me ?

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    the reason the naacp has not changed their name is because it is an institution that was born out of a horrific time in history and many black people died fighting in the name of that organization. so it cannot change. but blacks want to claim their american heritage and their african heritage like jewish-americans, italian-americans, etc. that is why the term african-american or black is more appropriate. and why the term “mongoloid” or “negroid” is no longer used. they were terms used to degrade. that said, i wonder how many people on here have a harvard AND princeton degree? how many were head of a city’s hospitals? how many will go down in history forever as the first black first lady? and we are focusing on her eyes? are you kidding. liten, right now there is a 15 day old baby being nursed after being wounded in an earthquake. it would serve all of you more to donate money in honor of that little baby rather than fighting over Michelle’s eyes. dying children cannot wait. be adults for goodness sake.

  • http://equestrianlovematch.com equestrianlovematch

    What a nice lady

  • voe

    I now am waiting with bated breath to hear how much of the Obamas’ personal money they donate to Haiti. Perhaps that check of $1.4 million that came with the Nobel Prize Barack Obama said he did not deserve would be apt. After all he pledged to give this money to charity. Here’s a very good charity. She could also auction off her a few of her Alaia to help more people. As Ms. happy girl wrote above: dying children cannot wait. Please Mr. & Mrs President, do what you are asking unemployed, out of unemployment check to do.

  • voe

    happy girl,
    .
    There are many, many women who earned or will earn multiple degrees from multiple colleges, Ivy League et al. There are many women who head hospital, companies. You may, with your writing-in-lower-case-always education, think that she is smarter than people here, but not every one here thinks likewise. A law degree is a BS degree really. Any one who wants to study law can get it. Science, math, engineering…now we talk about brainy.

    By the way I have yet heard of read that Michelle Obama headed a hospital. As for being the first black lady in the history, sorry, any black married to B.O, could be, with or without a degree.

  • voe

    Meant to write “out of unemployment check people” in #41

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    ^^ Haha, all of a sudden because you hate obama, suddenly a harvard law degree and a princeton undergrad degree is worthless? don’t be so transparent. you know the small percentage of people who get into harvard – the law school no less. as a woman, this is an amazing accomplishment. i am not going to waste time telling you where i went to school or who i know went where. i just find it funny that due to political bias, you devalue this woman’s education. when i bet you would be the first to claim sarah palin is brilliant despite her taking 6 years to go through several schools to complete some mindless undergraduate degree. again, so transparent. and to those who say you are unemployed and can’t give. i am not ultra religious but i know many religions and ideologies call on us to give at our worst moment – not when we have a lot but when we have little. that is the test. can you give when you barely have? michelle’s job is to mobilize people to give. at least she is not barbara bush who after katrina said the victims were fine because ” they are used to it anyway”, some of you are fascinating. just fascinating. where’s your heart?

  • Minnie Me

    I can’t believe some of the crap I’m reading on here. What does how Michelle Obama looks have to do with the Earthquake? She is a fine first lady doing her job by encouraging Americans to donate. Are any of you naysayers doing that? Geez…(just for the record I think she is beautiful but that is not the point). Why does it always have to be about race? I am white and so proud that we finally put a Black president in the White House. He’s smart and motivated and he is out there doing his part to get aid over to Haiti. And one more thing, if the the word Negro is offensive to even one person, then it never should be uttered in reference to people. We need to show respect for each other….. Go ahead and jump me for what I say, but personally, I don’t care.

  • Myra

    How much has she given from her personal account, not taxpayer money, her personal money? This is becoming a disgrace. Every time a disaster happens political elites rush to get on tv and beg for money but never say if they put up a dime of their own. Show me the check you wrote first. You and your type make more than most people will ever make in a lifetime. People will and should help but don’t get off begging them if you haven’t sent a dime of your own money first.
    Show me the money!

  • http://www.jolentini.com jolentini
  • Jerry C.

    @Dallas: Wow, Dallas, you’re brilliant. So Haiti doesn’t need anymore help? Excellent: Mission Accomplished. Thank God for people like you who will never miss an opportunity to be unpatriotic Americans while at the same time attacking the President and his wife. No human tragedy is too great (especially if brown people are dying!). The biggest tragedy, though, is that you, Pat Robertson, Rush Limbaugh, and your ilk, were not there when it happened.

  • Jerry C.

    @Myra: So Myra, you hate the First Lady because you don’t know if or how much of her own “personal money” she gave to help Haiti? In your mind, Michelle Obama, instead of asking Americans to help 100,000+ dead or dying Haitians by donating $10, should have done a PSA about how much of her own personal money she’s contributed to relief/rescue efforts in Haiti? Yes? That’s what I thought. Your selfish stupidity and personal evil speak for themselves. Please post MORE because good, patriotic Americans need to know what you and your kind are truly about. THANK YOU! I mean that sincerely.

  • jules

    Amazing the level of stupidity on this topic.