Sean Penn’s good deeds over at Haiti receives another nod of approval from former U.S. president Bill Clinton himself, in the form of a $500,000 donation to the actor’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
According to the former president, the money will help provide healthcare, education, and job training to tens of thousands of people displaced by the January earthquake that hit Haiti.
Penn was quoted as saying, “The support of President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation is an extraordinary boost in our organisation’s ability to continue its work in Haiti…From the beginning the Clinton Foundation staff and leadership have generously shared expertise and essential logistical support.”
The actor’s group runs a refugee camp in Port-au-Prince and is working to relocate its 55,000 residents. The organization also provides medical services, counseling, and educational seminars.
Penn also praised his predominantly Haitian staff for earning Clinton’s faith and accomplishing “heroic and vital services.”