*The American Red Cross today announced LL Cool J as one of eight new members to its National Celebrity Cabinet, a group of famous supporters who promote Red Cross services by donating their time, helping neighbors prepare for emergencies, responding to disasters and lending a helping hand to those in need.
Other new members include actor Penn Badgley, Giselle Blondet, Josh Duhamel, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, Alyssa Milano and David Spade.
LL Cool J recorded a television public service advertisement (PSA) for the Red Cross in response to the earthquake in Haiti as part of CBS Cares.
McEntire has recorded radio PSAs on tornado and hurricane preparedness. Duhamel filmed video messages following devastating floods in his home state in North Dakota and participated in a Youth Run 4 Haiti with the American Red Cross of Santa Monica. Blondet appeared on Univision’s telethon which raised nearly $5 million for Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
With the addition of the eight new members, the Red Cross now has more than 40 members on its National Celebrity Cabinet.
The announcement of the new members of the Celebrity Cabinet comes during Red Cross Month, which has been recognized through a presidential proclamation by President Barack Obama.