clintonhaiti500k.jpgFormer President Bill Clinton has donated $500,000 to Sean Penn's Haiti charity, the J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which will provide funding for a camp in Petionville.

Clinton released the following statement:
    "Rebuilding housing for more than 1 million people displaced by the earthquake will take time, as teams on the ground continue to clear rubble and build infrastructure, including water and sanitation systems. In the interim, our commitment to the Petionville camp, managed by J/P HRO, will ensure the 55,000 people living there, including many children, can access health care, education, and job training services until families are able to move into more permanent homes."

Penn told People, "The support of President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation is an extraordinary boost in our organization's ability to continue its work in Haiti. From the beginning the Clinton Foundation staff and leadership have generously shared expertise and essential logistical support."