Larry King Live's Haiti fundraiser

Ryan was one of many celebrities on Larry King Live’s Haiti special, which has raised over $7 million dollars so far.

Larry asked Ryan what this meant to him:

Just by watching this coverage — I have never been there before — but by seeing these people and especially these kids over the last few hours today on CNN, seeing the images of some of these kids who have no place to go, who are laying injured on the street and, as Sanjay just said, the need is immediate. I mean, they need help right now. And so that’s why we’re here with you tonight.

During the show, Ryan presided over the Tweet Suite, where celebrities responded to messages on twitter, and talked about the importance of social media, which he said is often used for inane and unimportant things, for relaying crucial information in a crisis situation.

#CNNHelpHaiti on Twitpic On set at cnn going live with larry in 3 mins on Twitpic @kuhnCNN helping me with the show on set on Twitpic Cnn control room now we have raised 3 million dollars tonight! on Twitpic My view on cnn now on Twitpic RyanSeacrest hosting the Tweet Suite. on Twitpic

photos: Alyssa_Milano, RyanSeacrest, kingsthings

I’ve found watching the CNN show last night, and the other news coverage out of Haiti, a bit of an emotional roller coaster. It’s such a terrible situation people are in over there, but seeing the generosity of everyone who has donated their time, money and effort to helping out in one way or another shows how many good people there are in the world. If you haven’t already, please do something to help.

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