Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ride For Haiti

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2010) – Scorpion Customs and Quantum Leap Entertainment are proud to present the Ride 4 Haiti: Los Angeles sponsored by Bert’s Mega Mall and Glendale Harley Davidson to be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010. Proceeds from this event will benefit Hollywood Unites For Haiti, a Pan American Development Foundation affiliate.

“Hollywood Unites For Haiti is proud to be the beneficiary of the Ride 4 Haiti: LA Rally.” says Jimmy Jean-Louis, Founder of HUFH, and Pan American Development Foundation’s Goodwill Ambassador for Haiti’s Children.  “Only a month after the quake, Haiti continues to suffer and is a long way from recovering.  This fundraising event will provide vital support for immediate relief, recovery and reconstruction into hard to access areas of Haiti.  I thank you in advance for your continued support for my country.”

Glendale Harley Davidson, home of the world famous Love Ride, will be the host venue to kick off Ride 4 Haiti’s red carpet Celebration gearing all SoCal bikers, from Cruisers, Harley Davidson, Sport Bikes, and Three-Wheelers, in an unforgettable “Larger Than Life” experience riding together, unified in a common purpose to help “REBUILD” Haiti from the recent and devastating earthquakes that have killed over 200,000 of people and leaving an estimated 3 million people affected by its aftermath.

“Glendale Harley-Davidson is proud to help bring the biking world together to help Haiti,” states Steve Fisher, Marketing Director of Harley Davidson/Buelle of Glendale.  “Our owner, Oliver Shokouh, started the world famous Love Ride 25 years ago to help those less fortunate right here in our own community.  With Ride 4 Haiti, we are extending ourselves beyond our borders to assist those that have been devastated by the earthquake.  Haiti needs not only food and assistance, but funds to help rebuild their entire city.”

Ride 4 Haiti will have bikers enjoy a 20 to 30 mile scenic ride through San Gabriel Valley to Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina, CA, where the festivities will continue with a full schedule of jaw-dropping activities ranging from a Custom Bike Show and Family Expo, Motorcycle Stunt Show provided by Stunt Farm, to hot-item raffles including a chance to win the Grand Prize:  A Custom “Haiti-Themed” Suzuki Motorcycle valued up to $40,000 donated by Bert’s Mega Mall and customized by Scorpion Customs.  Ride 4 Haiti is an all-weather event, and it will be held, rain or shine.

Rider Pre-Registration Prices / Deadline: Friday, 2/26/10
$25 Single / $35 Double / $100 VIP

To learn more about the event and to sign up as a rider, please visit   ""  

Additional information on Ride 4 Haiti may be found at:

About Hollywood Unites For Haiti
Hollywood Unites For Haiti(501c3), in association with Pan American Development Foundation, procures and transports relief supplies into hard to access areas of Haiti.  Founder of HUFH, Jimmy Jean-Louis (Haitian Born Actor best known as the “Haitian” in NBC’s Hit TV Show “Heroes”) has been actively raising monies and building awareness to “REBUILD” Haiti with not only focuses on the humanitarian crisis, schools and hospitals, but to make sure that Haiti is restored by Eco-friendly solutions.  Jimmy's story has been featured by the likes of The Larry King Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News Geraldo, and all other prominent national and international news outlets.  Jimmy was an invited celeb and singer on the Quincy Jones / AEG recording project WE ARE THE WORLD: Remake 25, which debuted on 2/12/10 during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.  Among the supporters of HUFH include celebrities Zachary Quinto, Gerard Butler, Paul Haggis, Ali Larter, Jack Coleman, Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg, Christine Rose, Rainn Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia, Olivia Wilde, Josh Brolin, Diane Lane, Maria Bello, Brandon Routh, Skeet Ulrich, and many more.  For more information on HUFH, visit " 
About Quantum Leap Entertainment
The Ride 4 Haiti is managed and promoted by Quantum Leap Entertainment with Scorpion Customs, whose mission is to build a new dimension of a unified biker family to Los Angeles as the official launch destination.  Ride 4 Haiti Tour is scheduled to hit New York City, Miami, Scottsdale, AZ, and UK so far this year.  Quantum Leap Entertainment is a PR/Marketing firm based in Beverly Hills, CA that caters to Entertainment, Luxury, Celebrity Lifestyle, Pet, and Travel Industries.  QLE prides in optimizing the quality of business for its clients and the quality of life its clients bring to people of all ages.  
About Scorpion Customs
Scorpion Customs is a premier source of custom sport bikes, offering the best designers and builders in the market.  Founder of Scorpion Customs, Kristopher “DJ GQ” Cottrell, is also best known from Burn Films and his annual biker party, “Spring Break Bike Week”, in Lake Havasu, AZ and Rosarito Beach, Mexico since 2002.  Cottrell and his team have managed to become one of the area’s top biker event promoters.  They have also been sought after for their distinctive motorcycle designs in other countries such as United Arab Emirates, Japan, and Brazil.  Please visit for further details.

For Rally Day Details:                   
Kristopher “DJ GQ” Cottrell
Scorpion Customs
For HUFH Details:                   
Evelyn Jean-Louis                                               
Hollywood Unites For Haiti
For Talent participation, press & media consideration, please contact Monica Busby at Quantum Leap Entertainment, LLC // or call 310-860-7735 (office) / 
323-381-0000 (cell)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Month After the Quake, Haiti Needs to Rebuild

PADF-OAS-HUFH urge support for this critical phase

Washington, D.C., -- February 11, 2010 – Thirty days after the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than 170,000 people in Haiti, the Pan American Development Foundation renewed its call for financial support as the nonprofit and its partners are implementing plans to get Haitians to work, to rebuild their homes and to take care of their families.  HYPERLINK ""
“Today, hundreds of thousands of people continue to live under tarps, bed sheets or simply out in the open,” says Jimmy Jean-Louis, the actor and spokesperson for PADF’s disaster relief and recovery efforts. “We need to move survivors out of these miserable camps and into safe homes. I am asking people to contribute to this vital recovery and reconstruction phase by calling toll free (877) 572-4484.”
Jimmy Jean-Louis, who plays the “Haitian” on NBC’s hit series “Heroes,” thanked individuals, companies and governments for their initial support of relief efforts, which enabled PADF and its partners to provide food, water, shelter, medicine and other supplies to more than 35,000 people during the first few weeks after the quake.

3,000 Jobs & “Tagging” Homes
Although providing relief will continue for a few months, PADF, along with its partners Hollywood Unites for Haiti (HUFH) and the Organization of American States (OAS), has initiated its recovery and reconstruction in key areas of Port-au-Prince and the Southeast province.
Starting next week, PADF will put to work 3,000 Haitians in a massive clean-up operation in areas such as Cite Soleil and Bel Air. PADF’s program, which uses funds from the World Bank that were provided to the Haitian government, will eventually employ 6,000 Haitians during six months.
In a separate program, PADF starts to work on Feb. 12 with leading earthquake recovery expert Kit Miyamoto to “tag” homes.
The California-based structural engineer uses a high-tech inspection process to categorize buildings: “Green tag” means a home can be occupied; “Yellow tag” allows limited access until repairs are made; and a “red tag” indicates that it unsafe.
“Many engineers are red tagging buildings for destruction, but no one is placing the very vital green and yellow tags on homes that can be used,” says John Sanbrailo, PADF’s Executive Director. “Reassuring Haitians as to which homes are safe, as well as the rooms that may need to be repaired, is critical to getting people off the streets and into their homes.”
PADF’s goal is to inspect 20,000 buildings during the next few months, which Miyamoto will reach by training 50 Haitian engineers to use the technology.
“If PADF obtains enough financial support, our goal is to expand the inspections, as well as provide proper guidance and construction materials so Haitians can repair and rebuild their homes,” says Sanbrailo.
Individual and corporate donations to PADF-OAS-HUFH’s Haiti relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts are encouraged by calling toll-free in the U.S. (877) 572-4484 or visiting HYPERLINK "" Text HEAL to 50555 in the U.S. to donate $5.

About HUFH
Hollywood Unites For Haiti is a non-profit charitable aid organization based in Los Angeles that that is lead by Jimmy Jean-Louis. HYPERLINK ""

About the OAS
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional organization and today is comprised of 34 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean. HYPERLINK ""

About PADF
 PADF is a non-profit organization established in 1962 to promote, facilitate, and implement social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the past year, it had more than 5.6 million beneficiaries in 18 countries.
 PADF is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Haiti. With nearly three decades of work on the ground, PADF now manages a large portfolio of activities ranging from community-driven development to protecting human rights.
 Its headquarters is in Washington, D.C., and has field offices in Haiti, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere. HYPERLINK ""

Friday, February 5, 2010

Eugene W. "Rod" Roddenberry Jr the newest Hero for Haiti

Hollywood Unites For Haiti (HUFH) gratefully acknowledges a major gift of $100,000 from Eugene W. "Rod" Roddenberry Jr.  Mr. Roddenberry is the son of the late Gene Roddenberry, the wunderkind mind behind multiple Star Trek television series and motion pictures, and the late actress/producer Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.  Mr. Roddenberry recently auctioned off precious Star Trek family memorabilia in order to make this generous gift a reality. 

This gift will allow HUFH and partner Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)  to provide tents, food, water and medical supplies to the people of Haiti, of which they still need more. With this gift, HUFH can not only provide shelters and meals to the general population, but can also help fund the work of another hero in Haiti, Bill Carter. Mr. Carter is an American ex-patriot in Haiti who is spending his entire modest monthly pension to run an orphanage for boys, called Morning Star. He operates on a shoestring budget, and there is never enough every month. Now HUFH can ensure his children are properly housed, fed and clothed and, in fact, plans to move Morning Star to a larger location as soon as practicable. Currently they are all living in a two-bedroom  residence with multiple bunks.

Mr. Carter describes the mission of Morning Star, " We are a youth treatment program for 18 boys currently aged 10 to 17. It's design is to train the boys in various ways .. . first to attend regular Haitian schooling and then get supplemental education at the mission. Boys are trained to become self-sufficient with basic life skills, computer training for those able. All are trained in first aid skills and assist in our clinic and then of course all are taught English by me."  He further adds, "Our boys have been silent heroes ever since the earthquake and have responded with their training in extraordinary ways."

In addition to ensuring the sustainability of Morning Star, HUFH's longer term goals include constructing a brand new residential school compliant with modern building codes. The school  would provide comprehensive educational curricula, sports programs, youth mentoring and real-world skills training as the students approach maturity.

A gift such as the one provided by Mr. Roddenberry makes a true impact on the lives of people that otherwise might not survive. The goal of HUFH is to not ensure that children survive, but that they thrive. Mr. Roddenberry is a true philanthropist and the newest hero for Haiti. 

For more information, please visit


Monday, February 1, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

You can combine the joy of Valentine's Day with the ability to help relief and recovery efforts in Haiti by enjoying a meal at a restaurant that is participating in Hearts for Haiti.
Chef Ron Duprat (Bravo's Top Chef Contestant in Season Six) created the innovative Hearts for Haiti to connect restaurants and their patrons with the ability to help people on the ground in Haiti.
On Valentine's Day, restaurants participating in Hearts for Haiti are asked to donate up to 10 percent of their proceeds to relief and recovery efforts. Restaurants around the country are eagerly joining the effort.
Chef Ron Duprat, who is Haitian and is the executive chef at Latitudes Beach Cafe in Hollywood, Florida, is joined by Bravo's Top Chef Season Six winner Michael Voltaggio in this terrific endeavor.
They teamed up with the following nonprofits as recipients of the proceeds: PADF; the Organization of American States; Hollywood Unites for Haiti, which was started by actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC's Heroes); and the Kinship Circle for Disaster Relief.
Among the chefs and restaurants around the country who have committed to Hearts for Haiti:
One-hundred percent of the donations will go to the relief efforts.
If you are a restaurant and want to participate in this great endeavor, please

20 tons of Disaster relief supplies

LAN CARGO donated the transportation for PADF-OAS-HUFH humanitarian shipment containing 20 tons of disaster relief supplies to Haiti that arrived on January 25 to Port-au-Prince.