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'American Idol' to Dedicate Episode to Haiti


The "American Idol" results show on Feb. 25 will spotlight "Idol" winner Kris Allen's upcoming trip to Haiti with the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funds for Haiti relief.

The season eight winner will perform and share footage from his upcoming visit. Allen is set to travel Feb. 19 to meet with Haitians and UN staff to learn how people are recovering from the earthquake and find out what they will need in the months to come.

"I'm looking forward to traveling to Haiti to see the UN's work firsthand," said Allen. "The people of Haiti are rebuilding their country, and the UN is there to help them every step of the way. I look forward to sharing the images and stories from my trip with "Idol" viewers across the country."

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The United Nations has been working hand-in-hand with Haitians to help them recover by delivering food and water to millions of people, ensuring safety, providing employment and mitigating diseases such as measles and malaria.

To learn more on how you can help the UN reach their goal of $540 million, or to learn more about the UN's work in Haiti, visit www.unfoundation.org/idol .