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Sean Penn's Haiti relief charity spent $126,000 for travel in one year

Sean Penn might be doing lots of good things in Haiti with his Haitian Relief Organization (HRO). However, he is also doing very well for himself in the process. According to his tax return for 2013, his Haiti relief charity over $126,000 on travel in a single year. Due to his celebrity status, Sean Penn couldn't travel just you or me in economy class. The Haitian Relief Organization (HRO) had to pick-up the tab on the actor's first-class flights for his status and security reasons. At least he paid out of his own pocked when he went to Mexico back in October to meet kingpin El Chapo

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Sean Penn to make Haiti a model of Forestation with "Here come the Trees"

As you may know, there is currently a U.N. climate conference taking place in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. It is one of the most important events of our time, involving leaders of some of the most powerful nations in the world. The objective of the conference is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

Of the many countries at risk from the effects of climate change, small island such as Haiti is considered to be among the most vulnerable to sea level rise due to its high population densities, fragile ecosystems, overstressed water resources and others.

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Sean Penn's third annual Help Haiti benefit raised nearly $6 million

This year, the third annual Help Haiti Home benefit dinner party organized by Sean Penn was held at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 11, 2014. The event raised close to $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization and there were many surprised and drama.

Among the internationally known individuals, you find Bette Midler, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Piers Morgan, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman and Idris Elba just to name a few.

The biggest surprise was the apparition of U2, the Irish rock band from Dublin. The popular musical band was formed in 1976.

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Sean Penn posted first photo on Instagram from Haiti.

While it seemed the whole world and their grandparents had taken to the Instagram phenomenon like ducks to water, one man had held out of the craze... until now. It was reported, with more than a little humor, that Hollywood thespian and Oscar-award winner Sean Penn has finally taken to the new pastime around the world and posted his first picture on the popular picture-sharing based website.

The post is not of an idle, racy or salacious picture, but rather, one that depicts the plight still faced by many in Haiti, as it shows the devastation of a site still left flattened after the 2010 earthquake, a subject very close to Penn's heart.

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Madonna has landed in Haiti, revealed Sean Penn

The Superstar, Queen of Pop Madonna is currently in Haiti to visit . She was invited by her ex-husband Sean Penn

Sean Penn revealed that he has maintained good friendship with Madonna and he had invited her to come down to Haiti on many occasions.

Madonna finally decided to com to Haiti with her son Rocco.

According to Sean Penn, the family has been in Haiti a few day ago and was not certain as to whe they will leave.

J/P Haiti Relief Organization humanitarian efforts has been in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 100,000 people.

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Pamela Anderson to run in New York City marathon for Haitian charity

Demonstrating her desire to be a part of the solution to Haiti's dire circumstance as the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, still reeling from the effects of 2010's earthquake, former star of Baywatch and one of the most iconic faces and names in popular culture, Pamela Anderson announced, in the same way all new high-profile bits of information gets released nowadays, via twitter, that she will be running in the New York Marathon this year, hoping to raise funds to benefit the Caribbean country.

The charity the actress, model, and mom wishes to raise money for is the J/P Relief Organization, the darling of her friend and associate, actor, Sean Penn, whose own interest in Haiti and its relief since the earthquake has been well documented. At last count, she'd raised nearly $8,500, but, with a benchmark of $500,000, the former wife of rocker, Tommy Lee, has a mountain to surmount in time for the marathon.

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Madonna in Haiti at the invitation of her ex-husband, Sean Penn

America's queen of pop, the ever-current Madonna, has hopped on a plane and flown to Haiti after the encouragement of an old friend with ties to the country's rebuilding efforts. At the behest of her former husband, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, the 'Like a virgin' singer has come to the country for a few days' visit with her small son, Rocco.

The two divorced at the end of the 80's after a whirlwind romance and four years of marriage, but remained such good friends that Penn was able to wear her down and convince her that the trip would be worthwhile. The effort seems worth it as Madonna has taken photos, including one at the Mirebalais University Hospital, along with its staff, and posted them on Instagram, shedding light on her trip and giving attention to the cause to the millions of people across Instagram's huge social platform.

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Star Pamela Anderson Runs First-Time Marathon for Haiti Relief

The ING New York City Marathon was held recently to raise funds for Haiti's reconstruction projects and relief agency work happening there. Canadian actress Pamela Anderson, formerly of Baywatch fame, participated in the race. She was representing non-profit organization, J/P HRO. A Haitian contingent also ran in the race, including Astrel Clovis, who completed the run in two hours and forty-six minutes. Clovis's team will be running next June 2014 in the Petion-Ville Half Marathon.

Pamela Anderson had never competed in a race before, but was game for the challenge. She had just six weeks to prepare. Her strenuous workouts several days a week helped her with endurance. She does a full-body workout, using free weights and cardio training. She ran with brother, Gerry, and raised $75,864 in funds for Haiti.

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Haiti at New York City Marathon, J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Five of Haiti's most determined runners are gearing up to travel to the United States where they will take part in the New York City Marathon and make history just for their participation. The team will have their names remembered as being the first representatives for the country of Haiti in the New York City Marathon.

While the slow and steady style race is to be run on Sunday, November 3rd, the group of three men and two women will journey to New York early, set to arrive on October 29, to acclimatize themselves and, no doubt, also get acquainted with the city.

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Sean Penn to support Half-marathon winners to New York City Marathon

Haiti held a very rare half-marathon on Sunday, June 9. Among the participants was the charity of Sean Penn, the Hollywood actor. The top five finishers of the half-marathon will be sent to ING New York City Marathon to be held on November 3. These five people will be sponsored by J/P Haitian Relief Organization of Sean Penn. However, this sponsorship is yet to get approval from Haitian Amateur Athletics Federation. League's president Alain Jean-Pierre that the sponsorship would probably be approved by June 10, Monday.

A January story from Associated Press probably stemmed the decision of sponsoring the runners. A distance runner from Haiti was featured in the story. The runner actually represented the hardship that many Haitians in Port-au-Prince continue to deal with even after 3 years of the devastating earthquake that shattered Haiti in 2010.

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