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Wyclef Jean Raises More Than $2 Million, But Will All The Money Go To Haiti?

Posted on Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:10 AM PDT


image%5B8%5D.jpgPhotos courtesy of Give On The Go/Red Fish Media

These pix really say it all - the Miami-based "Give On The Go" fundraising division of Red Fish Media has raised over $2 million in donations for Wyclef Jean's "Yele Haiti" foundation. (This is where you can text "Yele" to 501501 on your cell phone to make a contribution...)

Red Rish prez Matt McKenna says the following: "100% of the donations that are made are given directly to the charity and our goal is to raise $1 million per day for the sufferers of this catastrophe."

The Haitian-born Jean is in the earthquake-destroyed country himself "picking up dead bodies because the morgues ain't taking no more bodies," he says.

Jean's foundation has also come under scrutiny for taking the donated money and putting it back into the singer's own pocket, according to The Smoking Gun. Apparently, the Wyclef Jean Foundation - known now as the Yele Haiti Foundation - has been around for 12 years, but only filed its first tax returns in August 2009.

It seems that in the past, approximately $410,000 of foundation money has been paid back to Jean himself when, well, it shouldn't!

What does Wyclef have to say about all this? Watch the vid below to see for yourself!

Let's just hope everyone's donated money goes to the people who need it.



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