Lopez, Wyclef Jean Help Benefit Auction

Monday, December 20th 2004, 9:53 am
By: News On 6

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) _ A poster signed by Jennifer Lopez and a guitar signed by Wyclef Jean are on sale in an MTV internet auction to raise money for hurricane victims.

Seventy-five percent of proceeds from the Caribbean Relief Charity Auction will go to American Red Cross efforts in Haiti, Grenada and the Cayman Islands, according to MTV's Web site. The auction runs through Monday.

Other items include a poster signed by Britney Spears and tickets to ``The Daily Show'' with Jon Stewart.

``I think fans pay attention,'' Jean told The Associated Press. ``They are aware of the situation and want to do what they can to contribute.''

Last week, the U.N. World Food Program released a music video by the 32-year-old hip-hop star to help Haitian victims of floods and rising political violence. Jean also has set up the charity Yele Haiti to help his impoverished homeland.

The World Food Program is now feeding more than 600,000 people, including 100,000 flood victims, in Haiti.