Hollywood stars didn’t let the torrential LA rains Wednesday stop them from continuing to show their support for the devastated country of Haiti. At an exclusive Beverly Hills fundraiser at the home of billionaire Ron Burkle, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Wahlberg, Busta Rhymes, Jeremy Piven, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and many other stars contributed funds and met with Unik Ernst, the founder of the non-profit organization Edeyo, which built a school and ran nutritional programs for children in Port-Au-Prince prior to the horrific earthquake.
In an emotional speech, Unik shared his love for his native country with the A-list crowd of supporters. He revealed the heartbreaking news that the earthquake completely destroyed the school that Edeyo built for 300 students, and told the crowd that thanks to the funds raised Wednesday, the school will be rebuilt.
Wahlberg, a co-host of the event, told the group that upon meeting Unik many years ago and seeing his documentary about Haiti he pledged to help improve conditions in the country. Wahlberg told of his longtime friendship with Unik and pledged his support in helping to rebuild the school.
Phillipe Chow donated an array h’ors d’oeuvres for the event and Crumbs donated cupcakes for dessert, while throughout the night champagne and Red Bull were flowing at the $1,000 a person event.
Garcelle Beauvais chatted with a smiling Lohan. Molly Sims, David Spade, Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Rodney and Holly Robinson Peete all showed their support with donations that will go directly towards helping Edeyo build the desperately needed school in Haiti.
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