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EPL Talk Podcast: Jimmy Jean-Louis on Haitian Relief

On Wednesday night, Hull City and US international striker Jozy Altidore appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live to discuss the Haiti earthquake disaster and the impact it has had on him and his family. Despite only being on the show for a very short period of time, you could easily see how visibly shaken Altidore was by the catastrophe and how he was deeply worried whether several of his family members, who are in Haiti, were alive or not.

Altidore’s parents were born in Haiti, and although their son wears the red, white and blue of the United States national team, he still has a lot of ties to Haiti. Altidore has 13 cousins in Haiti. Plus he has previously visited the country on a charitable mission with singer Wyclef Jean.

Also on CNN Wednesday night was actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (best known for his role on Heroes), who is a massive soccer fan and plays on the Hollywood United team. Jean-Louis, too, has relatives in Haiti and was extremely worried about the fate of his Haitian people.

On Thursday afternoon, Kartik Krishnaiyer interviewed Jimmy Jean-Louis to ask him about the disaster in Haiti and what the soccer community, like us, can do to help the country which is just 90 miles from the American shore. Please listen to the joint EPL Talk/MLS Talk interview below or on iTunes, and spread the word.

If you’ve been moved by the tragedy in Haiti and want to help what was already the poorest country in the western hemisphere before the earthquake hit, please donate whatever you can spare to one or more of the following organizations:

Please make a donation. Every dollar (or pound) helps.

donate to haiti relief EPL Talk Podcast: Jimmy Jean Louis on Haitian Relief

The relief efforts website can be found here.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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5 Responses to EPL Talk Podcast: Jimmy Jean-Louis on Haitian Relief

  1. Tyson says:

    Here are some high resolution pictures that give you an idea of the death and destruction:

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html

    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/haiti_48_hours_later.html

    I don’t know if its just me but I had no idea it was that bad. The media is a lot quicker to cover Liverpool or some blonde white woman so I didn’t know about the severity of the situation and the pictures above pretty much talk for themselves.

  2. GhostDog312 says:

    Well done chaps – spreading the word is half the battle.

  3. shannon says:

    according to cnn’s ticker he’s had contact with his partents!!!

  4. The Gaffer says:

    For you iPhone addicts, there’s a free app you can download called CauseWorld that allows you to donate to help Haiti via the app. The iTunes link to get that free app is http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/causeworld/id343905383?mt=8

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

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