Gavin DeGraw checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@gavindegraw) on Thursday (January 14), urging them to give money to the United Nations Foundation’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The singer songwriter tells readers:
As you all know, Haiti has just been hit with a catastrophic natural disaster. The recent earthquake has killed tens of thousands of people already, and I’m sure that death toll is going to continue to rise. I believe it is our duty as Americans to do whatever we can to help these people and this country. I am so lucky to have what I believe to be the greatest and most giving fans in the world. For this reason, I come to you all again, asking you do whatever you can in terms of a donation.
I am once again teaming up with my friends at the United Nations Foundation (who I work with on the Nothing But Nets campaign), to help with the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). Your generous donations will help deliver urgent medical care, food, and water to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Because thousands of the United Nations staff are already on the ground in Haiti, your donation will get to work ASAP.
Thank you so much for being so receptive to all of the incredible amount of needs that exist in the world. Some may seem more urgent than others, but all of them are important. I’m sorry if it sounds as if I am bombarding you with works of charity, but it’s only with humanity in mind that we present the opportunity to help where you can.