DiCaprio joins Sean Penn at Haiti benefit event

By on May 7, 2017


Leonardo DiCaprio attended an annual gala for Haiti Takes Root, a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of the Caribbean country along with his actor friend Sean Penn. (Photo: Leonardo DiCarpio/ Facebook)
Leonardo DiCaprio attended an annual gala for Haiti Takes Root, a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of the Caribbean country along with his actor friend Sean Penn. (Photo: Leonardo DiCarpio/ Facebook)

LOS ANGELES–Leonardo DiCaprio attended an annual gala for Haiti Takes Root, a 10-year long initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of the Caribbean country along with his actor friend Sean Penn.

The Oscar-winning actor turned up to support Penn, who founded J/P Haitian Relief Organization, the non-profit that put on the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Haiti was devastated by Hurricane Matthew. And I watched from another country as news organizations said no one is doing anything for these people,” Penn said.

The event witnessed acoustic performances by Damien Rice and Andra Day who in toe with the spirit of evening performed her hit “We Will Rise,” bringing everyone to their feet for a standing ovation.

Many of Penn’s other friends were also in attendance, including Naomi Campbell, Ellie Goulding, Andy Cohen and Donna Karan.