Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga Partake in "Show Your Hearts" Campaign
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:31:13
Here's a heartbreaking story, but one that might bring hope. Celebs are uniting to help attract attention to the plight of three Houston children who were orphaned and seriously injured as a result of a deadly car accident earlier this month. Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga have encouraged their fans to donate to a new campaign that is raising money for the orphans care.
Bieber and other celebrities asked their fans via Twitter and Facebook to donate to the "Show Your Hearts" campaign. The money being raised from the campaign that launched on Wednesday will go to a trust fund that has been set up for the children's care.
"It is a really sad story, but this is an opportunity for me and my friends to do something good for others," Bieber said in a statement. "We can use our influence to do good. We are just doing our part and I hope those kids get something positive out of it."
According to The Associated Press, the campaign raised more than $30,000 in its first day. A Facebook page that had previously been created to highlight the trust fund and publicize fundraising efforts, including bake sales and lemonade stands, that have taken place in the Houston area and around the US has helped raise more than $200,000.
The July 2nd accident in West Texas killed the children's parents, Joshua and Robin Berry. Their sons, 8-year-old Aaron and 9-year-old Peter, were permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Their 6-year-old sister Willa suffered several broken bones. The family had been driving back to Houston from a vacation in Colorado when another vehicle crashed into their minivan. How tragic. This is just devastating.
Willa is now at home but her brothers remain hospitalized. After being treated at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, the brothers are now at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Chicago where they are undergoing physical rehabilitation treatment.
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