After being dragged through the media for financial discrepancies, Wyclef Jean’s “Yele Haiti” is getting help from new financial advisors.
As previously reported, the organization was reported as having issues with tax evasion and Wyclef was even accused of using funds raised for personal gain.
Now after the controversy, Yele Haiti is receiving aid of its own from the prestigious accounting firm RSM McGladrey.
RSM McGladrey will be in charge of the donations pledged to Yele through the 501501 text messaging service.
Yele is assuring contributors that any funds received related to the Haiti earthquake will be used solely to help earthquake victims.
Yele Haiti sponsored a plane with emergency supplies that left Miami for Haiti Saturday.
Wyclef also participated in George Clooney’s “Hope For Haiti” telethon Friday.
The telethon was shown on major broadcasting networks in the U.S. and Canada with a reach of over 640 million homes.
Twelve days after the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the government has made the controversial decision to end all search and rescue initiatives.
According to the United Nations, there is little hope of finding people still alive in the rubble despite recent rescues of a man and elderly woman Friday.
United Nations spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs told the Associated Press that this does not mean search and rescue teams will not be allowed to save survivors, just that they are to act at “any sign of life.”
“It doesn’t mean the government will order them to stop. In case there is the slightest sign of life, they will act.”
She also told the AP that “except for miracles, hope is slowly dying.”
Pray for the people of Haiti.