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Sean Penn Gathers Celebs to Help Haiti Home, U2 Closes Out the Night

12 January 2014 8:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the eve of the Golden Globes, Sean Penn gathered an impressive group of A-listers and organized a surprise U2 performance for his third annual Help Haiti Home gala, which raised approximately $6 million benefitting J/P Haitian Relief Organization.

Since the devastating 2010 earthquake, J/P Hro has been working to help Haitians rebuild their communities by providing access to health, education, community development, housing and economic opportunties. Penn founded this organization in January 2010 and serves as chairman of the board and CEO.

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The event, held at the Montage Hotel in Bevery Hills and sponsored by Giorgio Armani, drew support from attendees including Emma Thompson and daughter Gaia Wise, Julia Roberts and Danny Moder, Chris Hemsworth and his pregnant wife Elsa Pataky, Piers Morgan, Chelsea Handler, Allison Williams, Bette Midler and Michael Douglas.

Also in attendance was Charlize Theron, whom Penn alluded to in a »

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