This time his money went to the relief effort to help the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Perry issued a statement saying, in part:
“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.”
This past November, Perry donated $1 million to the NAACP – the nation’s largest civil rights organization.
Meanwhile, other stars who have contributed $1 million to the Haitian relief effort include Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
Estimates of deaths from the devastating Haitian earthquake now stand at close to 300,000. (source: Taylor Media Services)