Robert Pattinson Speaks At 'Hope For Haiti Now' Telethon: Use Technology To Help Haiti Crisis   5 comments

From MTV:

It’s been just a little over a week since a massive earthquake devastated the Caribbean Island of Haiti, leveling buildings and capturing countless citizens underneath the rubble.

While aid efforts for Haiti began shortly after the earthquake, tonight, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars got together to bring further awareness to the cause. Amongst them was “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, who stressed the importance of technology during this crisis.

Robert, who appeared on camera from London, shared the story of a girl in Haiti who had been buried under a flattened university for nearly six days, praying that someone would find her. Finally, on the sixth day, rescuers discovered her because of a text message sent from underneath the rubble.

Amazing.

The story was just one example of how technology, including Twitter, Facebook and texting, has shaped the response to the earthquake in Haiti.

Here is his speech in full:

“Underneath a flattened university, Maxine Fallon waited. She was crouched in a fetal position and could barely move. In the darkness and during the hectic sounds of the day, through the pain, the hunger and thrist, she prayed that someone would find her. And on the sixth day her prayers were answered, she was found because of a text message from the rubble sent rescuers to her side. Unlike any other event in history, our world has been connected to this tragedy because of technology. Twitter updates, Facebook pages with pictures of the missing and text messages for help. This technology is working right now to connect us, too. At hopeforhaitinow.org, you can donate and you can instantly interact with people in Haiti and anywhere in the globe. Join with those watching and see what they’re saying about something we all care deeply about — helping the Haitian people get back on their feet. Please go to hopeforhaitinow.org. Thank you.”

Robert of course, was just one of the “Twilight” stars to participate in the benefit to help Haiti. Across the pond in L.A, his “New Moon” costars Taylor Lautner and Anna Kendrick answered calls from people interested in making a donation.

Learn more about what you can do to help with earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti, and for more information, see Think MTV. Visit HopeForHaitiNow.org or call (877) 99-HAITI to make a donation now.

Posted January 23, 2010 by gittsy in Robert Pattinson

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5 responses to “Robert Pattinson Speaks At 'Hope For Haiti Now' Telethon: Use Technology To Help Haiti Crisis

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  1. Rob’s segment is hard for me to watch. What has happened to him? He looks shellshocked, like somebody who’s just been told he has a terminal illness or something. What’s going on with him? Does anyone know? Please tell me he was nervous about missing his flight to the Sundance Festival! Or did he just get kicked to the curb?

  2. I guess he was just trying to be solemn because it was a serious problem he was talking about…and i think maybe it is all about his wild-growing beard that bothered you..

  3. It wasn’t the beard, I knew about that. It was his whole demeanor. He looked like a terrified child who was facing a camera for the first time. His eyes had that “deer in the headlights” look he’s mentioned before. His voice trembled and had no inflection. He looked like he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown. If I were seeing him for the first time, I’d wonder what the hell all the hype was about. Where’s the poised, articulate Rob that we’ve seen in so many interviews and public appearances? Since it was pre-recorded, he should have asked for a do-over. I’m not trying to be critical–I’m a biiiiig fan of his, so it was upsetting for me to see him like this. I just hope he’s okay and was just having a bad moment/day.

  4. Sorry – but I’m not seeing the deer in the headlights thing. More like – geez is he only 23? Looks like more like he’s 40 & on a a bender.

  5. yeah maybe you’re right…he didn’t look very normal..and hope he has come to life now

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