New Zealand Oprah Help Relief Effort

By: Michael Stevens - Staff Writer
Published: Feb 28, 2021

New Zealand Oprah Help. Orpah Winfrey is being asked by the New Zealand government to help with fundraising. Prime Minister John Key planned to ask several influential celebrities to promote a charity drive.

“We are going to speak to well-known international talk show hosts, maybe Letterman or Oprah Winfrey, those kinds of people,” Key told the New Zealand Herald.

The Prime Minister of New Zealand hoped to raise “significant cash” in the global appeal. He pointed out a similar move by Australia after wildfires claimed 173 lives in 2009 raised almost $396 million. Officials estimate people from around 20 nations were among the victims of last Tuesday’s earthquake, which flattened office buildings, tore up roads and left swathes of New Zealand’s second largest city in ruins.

“It’s had a devastating impact on a small country like New Zealand, we think that people around the world will open their hearts and their wallets for the people of Christchurch,” he told TVNZ.

According to Key the tragedy resonated around the world and New Zealand would use social media sites such as Facebook, international media and the country’s diplomatic corps to tell people how they could help. As of January 2011, Facebook had more than 600 million active users. On February 22, 2011, an Egyptian baby was named “Facebook” to commemorate the vital role Facebook and other social media played in Egypt’s revolution.


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