Here's an important way to help relieve the distress and suffering of the Haitian people from the recent earthquakes: watching, and donating for The "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon to aid the victims will air tonight at Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
CBS reports that an estimated 200,000 people were killed in the disaster. It and other networks and a host of other channels is broadcasting the event.
CBS says the two-hour concert telethon will air from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti. Among the performers are Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.Others participating include Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton. An after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti last week, devastating the nation.
Helping to make the telethon a success is TeleTech. It will be providing technical infrastructure and 5,000 employees from around the globe to take calls from telethon viewers who wish to make donations to support the people of Haiti.
TeleTech will utilize 42 existing global service delivery centers located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Philippines, South Africa, and Costa Rica. In addition, the company will use its TeleTech@Home workforce as well as its headquarters location in Englewood, Colorado to take calls and pledges for the telethon. TW Telecom will be joining TeleTech in this effort by donating telecommunication services.
TeleTech has a longstanding tradition of assisting those impacted by a crisis, including support of the American Red Cross' "Shelter from the Storm" telethon in 2005 to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. TeleTech and the TeleTech Community Foundation are committed to being a driving force for change in our local and global communities.
"On behalf of our employees around the globe, we want to express our sincere sympathy to those impacted by this tragedy," said Kenneth Tuchman, TeleTech's chairman and chief executive officer. "I'm proud and honored to announce that TeleTech will play a role in this important fundraising event. It is highly rewarding to be able to repurpose our global infrastructure, technology, and human capital to aid others during a crisis and I am overwhelmed by our employees' consistent drive to help others in a time of crisis and their generosity to give of their time and resources."