After more than 2,000 people died, the World Bank is planning to loan $900 million to Pakistan due to the worst floods that hit this country in the past 80 years. Unfortunately, the aids given to Pakistan reached extremely hard to people and the infected water could kill more lives.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are willing to donate a huge amount of money to help people affected by the floods. “I think as people completely understand the scale of it they will do more. “I know that we’ve been talking to different people about where to put our money – who to give it to and when. I think maybe people are ready to give money… hopefully they’re just waiting to understand what’s the best thing to do”, said the actress.
In this action, organized by the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), are involved more than 60 celebrities from around the world. Bidding will begin Thursday, on eBay. Among other stars attending the event is the singer Nelly Furtado, actress Joanne Lumley, actor David Walliams, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, singer Shirley Bassey, model Twiggy and soccer players Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.
The shoes were created by top brands such as Givenchy, Dior and Prada.
All pairs of shoes, signed by celebrities, can be admired and purchased at “Give Landmines The Boot”, which will begin Thursday and end on August 1. The funds obtained through this online auction will pay the demining programs designed by MAG, implemented in many regions of the world.
Fans and collectors can participate in this auction at www.maginternational.org/boot. The event is promoted also on Twitter at @shoeauction, where are posted daily information about this auction.
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With a fortune estimated over $13.5 billion, Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, is in 37th position among the world’s richest people according to Forbes magazine.
In a statement issued by his foundation, Paul Allen announced also that he donated 3.9 million dollars to a group of philanthropic organizations in the northwest United States.
“I’ve planned for many years now that the majority of my estate will be left to philanthropy to continue the work of the foundation and to fund non-profit scientific research like the ground-breaking work being done at the Allen Institute for Brain Science,” Allen said in a statement.
Allen has appeared on the Philanthropy 50, the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of the nation’s 50 largest donors, eight times and ranked No. 11 last year, donating $85 million.
Paul Allen, aged 57, was diagnosed last year with a serious form of cancer – non-Hodgkin’s malignant lymphoma.
His announcement comes shortly after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the richest American businessmen have launched a public appeal to wealthy Americans to donate at least half of the fortunes to charities.
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On Friday, the well-known singer, Lady GaGa was invited on Oprah’s show. After she performed, GaGa said that she will donate to Haitian victims all the proceeds from her future concert planned on January 24 in New York.
“Haiti’s still suffering,” she said. “And I was thinking earlier, because I was in New York during 9/11 and I always felt, the level of disaster isn’t in the neighborhood of what is happening in Haiti, but I just remember feeling nobody really understood. And I worry that young people don’t know enough about what’s going on there”.
“And I will say today that on the 24th, the Monster Ball [show] in New York City, all of the money that I make in ticket sales and merchandise will go to Haiti. And on the 24th you can also go onto LadyGaga.com and any merchandise that you buy, the money will go to Haiti”.