New Orleans NFL
Star, Will Smith,
Joins Usher’s Call for Haiti Relief to Be Powered
Earlier this week, Usher made a public
call for youth involvement in the relief for Haiti. Now,
other notable adults are stepping up and taking a lead
the youth to join the efforts to help Haiti.
In support of the youth efforts to raise funds for the
United Nations Foundation Central Emergency Response Fund(CERF),
and Usher’s New Look’s efforts, Will
Smith, NFL star athlete with the New Orleans Saints
is calling on his fans—especially young people in
New Orleans to answer Usher’s call to action. “As
our own Katrina recovery continues, the plight of Haiti
today is too familiar for those of us in New Orleans to
ignore. All of us should be compelled to help. That's
why I've joined Usher to help raise money for Haiti's
recovery efforts,” said Smith.
“We are specifically asking for young people to
raise small donations for the United Nations Foundation
relief efforts. As 50% of the world population, youth
have the power to collectively make a huge impact on the
relief efforts. I feel it is especially important for
youth in our community to support Haiti due to the history
we share and the estimated 5,000 Haitian families residing
in New Orleans today,” Smith continued.
He has also agreed to match $20,000 of those youth raised
funds. Raising a possible $150 million may seem to be
a daunting task, but with tools such as the One Economy
located on Will Smith’s website, www.thewillsmith.com
youth can inspire adults and peers alike to become involved!
Together Will Smith and Usher are challenging young person
to raise at least one dollar, and mobilize their peers
to raise at least a dollar and send their donations to
CERF. With just 1% participation of the world’s
youth, an overwhelming $150 million could be collected.
Youth can donate online, by check or by texting CERF t
So, if you are under 25, or know someone under 25 spread
the word about raising funds for the UN Foundation’s
relief efforts in Haiti.
You can also help track the youth impact by following
Will Smith, the UN Foundation, and Powered By Service
on twitter and for every dollar raised through youth efforts,
tag “@powerbyservice” on twitter. Watch how
many other youth from around the globe flood the Powered
By Service twitter page everyday and imagine the impact
all those dollars will have!
Racquel Smith giving key to mobile health clinic to Mayor
Wilson Jeudy of Delmas, Haiti. Directly following the
devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.
Will and Racquel made a commitment to both personally
invest in a mobile clinic and develop a campaign with
Usher Raymond IV to demonstrate the power of youth to
make a difference by raising money to send a mobile health
clinic to Haiti. On Friday August 6, 2010 Racquel Smith
along side "supa" and Usher Raymond IV awarded
the "key" to the mobile health clinic that will
be delivered to Haiti later this month.
For more information please visit www.ushersnewlook.org