During an interview on CNN's Larry King Live, singer Celine Dion announced she will donate $1 million to Hurricane Katrina disaster relief. Dion and her partners of her Las Vegas show, A New Day, have pledged $1 million US to aid the disaster victims.
But, according to the singer, the victims don't yet need money. "Eventually, they will need that money - in three months, in six months, they will need that money. Right now, they're praying for water."
broke into tears when she spoke about the disaster from New Orleans, and accused Bush's policy of being more interested in the Middle East than its own backyard.
'How come it's so easy to send planes in another country, to kill everyone in a second, to destroy lives," at a time when Americans need to serve their own country, she said.
"We need to serve our country, and be there right now to rescue the rest of the people. We need the cash, we need the blood, we need the support, right now we need the prayers."
"Oh, they're stealing 20 pair of jeans or they're stealing television sets. Who cares? They're not going to go too far with it. Maybe those people are so poor, some of the people who do that they're so poor they've never touched anything in their lives. Let them touch those things for once," Dion added.
Celine said she was very impressed when she saw the images of thousands of people in urgent need of assistance. "I open the television, there's people still there waiting to be rescued and for me it's not acceptable. I know there's reasons for it. I'm sorry to say I'm being rude but I don't want to hear those reasons."