'Twilight' Star Tinsel Korey On Haiti: 'This Is Just The Beginning'

MTV News' guest correspondent observes the best parts of the 'Hope for Haiti Now' telethon and reminds us there's more work to be done.

Editor's Note: In response to the crisis in Haiti, the world's top stars came together Friday (January 22) for the one-of-a-kind telethon "Hope for Haiti Now." Pitching in alongside Robert Pattinson and her other co-stars, "Twilight Saga" actress Tinsel Korey was eager to help in any way she could. Earlier, Tinsel published her plea for donations in an exclusive piece written for MTV. Now, Tinsel closes out her guest-correspondent duties by talking about the moments of the telethon that touched her most — and reminding us all that even though the program is over, there is still much work to be done.

I was asked by MTV to write a piece after the show was over, about the telethon. Like a lot of you I sat watching wishing I could pack a bag and go there and help. I found myself wishing there was more that I could do.

Some people on Twitter were apologizing for how they only gave a little, to which I want to say: It's not how much you donate — it's that you did. Every dollar counts, every e-mail counts, every phone call counts. It all helps.

What was beautiful about the evening was not any specific individual performance. To me, everyone put their heart on the stage and sent a vibration of love to the cause.

What was amazing is that the telethon even happened; everyone put aside their personal agendas and joined together to make this event a successful one. George Clooney said at the end that the thank-you shouldn't be sent to him, but to everyone who contributed. So thank you to everyone who contributed in whatever capacity they could.

So, what now? Time for bed, Haiti will be good now, right? Nope. This is just the beginning. Please keep spreading the word. Organize events in your school, work or community centers; raise money and create awareness. Anyone has the ability to make a difference if they'll just try.

Send a check or money order payable to HOPE FOR HAITI NOW to:

Hope for Haiti Now

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1801 West Olympic Blvd

Pasadena, California 91199-1372

Or, you can do it online from anywhere in the world at HopeForHaitiNow.org.

The money you send gets divided between the following charities:

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, United Nations World Food Programme, Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and the Yele Haiti Foundation.

We all live on this planet. We all have a responsibility to take care of one another, so let's all do our part.

Learn more about what you can do to help with earthquake-relief efforts in Haiti, and for more information, see Think MTV. Visit HopeForHaitiNow.org or call (877) 99-HAITI to make a donation now.