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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.


The relief efforts website can be found here.

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  1. The Gaffer

    January 15, 2010 at 11:30 am

    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

    The Gaffer

  2. shannon

    January 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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

  3. GhostDog312

    January 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

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

  4. Tyson

    January 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm

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

    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.

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