Tyler Perry Ups Haiti Pledge to $1 Million

Movie heavyweight Tyler Perry has upped his pledge to victims of the Haitian earthquake to $1 million.

He explained in a message posted Tuesday on his Web site: "I have raised my personal donation from $250,000 to $1 million. I did this realizing that after the next big story comes along, the news media will pack up and leave the people of Haiti to fend for themselves. They always do. So my plan is to do just what I did when I built those 20 houses for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Sometimes it's best to wait for the frenzy to pass to really be effective. Haiti needs help now and there are a lot of people doing that, but they will also need help in the coming months."

He also wrote to those who had contributed to his Haiti fundraising efforts: "I wanna say thank you to all the people who have given to my Haiti Relief effort. Thousands of you have given almost $100,000 so far! I will keep you posted as to what I will be doing with your money."

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