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Madonna Donates To Italy Earthquake Victims
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Posted on 04/08/2009 1:15:43 PM PDT by LottieDah

Pop superstar Madonna has reached out to the victims of the recent earthquake in Italy - donating a substantial sum to the ongoing rescue effort in area where her "ancestors" are from.

The country's Abruzzo region was struck by tremors on Monday, killing over 200 people.

The town of Pacentro, where Madonna's paternal grandparents lived until 1919, was severely affected by the disaster, prompting the region's mayor to appeal to the singer for help.

And Madonna has responded by donating a $500,000 (£345,000) sum to the relief effort, according to People.com.

The star says in a statement, "I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town that my ancestors are from. My heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones or their homes."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: charity; earthquake; hollywood; humanitarianrelief; italy; madonna; philanthropy
Good for her! She donated more than $50,000.
1 posted on 04/08/2009 1:15:43 PM PDT by LottieDah
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To: LottieDah

That makes her 10 times the man that Obama is


2 posted on 04/08/2009 1:16:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: LottieDah

I was just going to say—she certainly gave more than Obama.


3 posted on 04/08/2009 1:16:37 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Where do I sign up for jewelry stamps?)
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To: LottieDah

I cant stand the skank but salute her for this deed.


4 posted on 04/08/2009 1:16:57 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live... at least a while...)
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To: LottieDah

10 times more than Obama!


5 posted on 04/08/2009 1:17:00 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: LottieDah

Madonna for President!!!

kidding~but really, could it get any worse?


6 posted on 04/08/2009 1:17:19 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Never has so many been owed so much by so few)
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To: DogBarkTree

I can’t stand her either. I am glad she did a good deed for the earthquake victims.


7 posted on 04/08/2009 1:17:54 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: LottieDah

Kudos to her, and I don’t usually have much to say about her.


8 posted on 04/08/2009 1:18:06 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: LottieDah

I thought she was going to send a crate of gold bullet bras...


9 posted on 04/08/2009 1:18:34 PM PDT by steveo
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To: LottieDah

Thank you, Mizz Ciccone. Nothing like putting your own money where your mouth is. Commie leftists take note.


10 posted on 04/08/2009 1:19:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: libertarian27

She must’a took a bad hit in her P.R. ratings after her latest failed fashion accessory baby fiasco. Hey! It’s all good. Except me, yeah, I’m bad.


11 posted on 04/08/2009 1:22:20 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump won't prime 'cause the vandals took the handle. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: libertarian27

I’d take Madona over Ears for president in a heartbeat.


12 posted on 04/08/2009 1:22:37 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: LottieDah

“The star says in a statement, “I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town that my ancestors are from.”

Odumbo will donate more when a natural disaster hits Kenya.


13 posted on 04/08/2009 1:22:43 PM PDT by Canedawg (Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny- M. Levin)
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To: LottieDah
Did that 50K story turn out to be true?

Seems to have dropped off the news radar so I'm guessing it was.

I guess I'll have to give madmomma kudo's for her donation...at least she can fill her "Material Girl" suit.

14 posted on 04/08/2009 1:23:37 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: GeronL

That’s not fair to Obomba. He would have given much, much more if the earthquake was in Africa or an Arab country. He knows that white Europeans are rich and don’t need help.


15 posted on 04/08/2009 1:23:57 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: LottieDah

She’s been named one of O’Reilly’s pinheads a few times; maybe she gets to be a patriot this time.


16 posted on 04/08/2009 1:28:13 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: LottieDah

I just wonder who’s money she’s using, being a lib and all.


17 posted on 04/08/2009 1:28:37 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people ----- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

The Malawi people turned down her “mercy adoption”. She is trying to show them how generous she is. Whatever her motivation, it is a good thing.


18 posted on 04/08/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Fresh Wind
That’s not fair to Obomba. He would have given much, much more if the earthquake was in Africa or an Arab country. He knows that white Europeans are rich and don’t need help.

Barack Hussein Obama's pastor of 20 years (and the only man who brought him to Jesus) Jeremiah Wright famously said that it was white guys, wealthy "Eyetalians", who killed Jesus.

19 posted on 04/08/2009 1:31:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: LottieDah

I am so ashamed of Obama right now.


20 posted on 04/08/2009 1:34:33 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

So am I. Was that $50K his personally or a government contribution?


21 posted on 04/08/2009 1:36:36 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: LottieDah

Wonder if she realizes Obama will not allow that as a tax deduction next year?


22 posted on 04/08/2009 1:37:25 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: LottieDah

Madonna gave ten times as much as Obama did on behalf of the entire United States of America.

Obamba’s $50,000 divided by the 1700 victims worked out to be about $31 each.


23 posted on 04/08/2009 1:42:24 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: GeronL
That makes her 10 times the man that Obama is

Really an insulting donation by Obama...$50,000. A slap in the face to a friendly nation. Well, an iffy friendly nation.

Obama could have just sent a Hallmark card instead--- to really put the Italians to wondering WTH!

Wonder if the Italians are still in love with him now.
24 posted on 04/08/2009 2:03:31 PM PDT by hummingbird (If Obama wins, I'm already sick of his first four years.)
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To: LottieDah

Good for Madonna. When someone we generally don’t approve of does something nice, we should salute that type of behavior.

That $50 thousand dollar slap in the face by Obama, was disgraceful. What a major embarrassment he is.


25 posted on 04/08/2009 2:07:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (El Pres__dente, es un cula grande!)
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To: LottieDah
Good for her!

Yes, it's a wonderful thing. I, too, was glad to see her lend a helping monetary hand.

26 posted on 04/10/2009 9:00:56 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: fortunecookie

It’s like they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day.


27 posted on 04/10/2009 9:19:41 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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