NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas announced plans Wednesday morning for a major two-night telethon packed with celebrities, performers, partners and appeals to raise funds for aid to Haiti following the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince nine days ago.

The telethon, to be aired Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26, will be simulcast live by ZNS, JCN and Cable 12 TV from telethon headquarters at the British Colonial Hilton in downtown Nassau.  BTC is partnering with organisers to provide a phone bank that will accommodate 50 volunteers at a time along with dedicated lines. Radio stations capable of streaming live will also offer coverage.

Plans call for a two-night drive with Monday's appeals linked to new footage from the stricken area now being shot by a Bahamian videographer. Personal appeals will come from several well-known and respected persons, including Ambassador of Haiti Louis H. Joseph. Entertainers will also perform. Tuesday's event will be broadcast from two locations – the Hilton headquarters and Arawak Cay where entertainers will perform live.