Trips 4 Fundraising Supports Vampire Diaries, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder Raise Thousands for The Water Project Charity Alongside Co-Stars and Other Celebrities
Celebrities and LA Socialites came out to the Sunset Luxe Hotel this winter to support The Water Project Charity at “The Ripple Effect” hosted by stars of The Vampire Diaries, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder. The night was in association with Somerhalder’s foundation, ISF.
Other celebrities that showed up to support the cause were Emmy Rossum (Phantom of the Opera,) Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries,) Michael Trevino (The Vampire Diaries,) Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee,) Arielle Kebbel (John Tucker Must Die,) Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad,) Camille Winbush (The Secret Life of the American Teenager,) Christa B. Allen (Revenge,) Matthew Koma (Singer,) Deborah S. Craig (Heart of Dixie,) Matt Lanter (90210,) Tiffany Hines (Nikita,) Judi Shekoni (Twilight,) Perez Hilton (Celebrity Blogger,) Tamra Barney and Eddie Judge (Real Housewives of OC,) Bianca Lawson (The Vampire Diaries,) James Kyson Lee (Heroes,) and Marisa Quinn (Twilight.)
Kat Graham became passionate about The Water Project Charity after she helped build a well in Uganda where people do not have daily access to clean water. In addition to a silent and live auction supported by Trips 4 Fundraising, the night included a performance by Matthew Koma, best known for his hit “Novocaine Lips,” on the Abduction soundtrack.
Guests enjoyed a multi-course meal complete with Vivid Vodka mixed drinks and wine. Gift bags included NYX makeup, Cetaphil skincare, Paula’s Choice products, OPI Nail Polish, Hard Candy makeup, Christine Reed salon gift cards and more. Most importantly, the event raised enough money to build 5 wells and bring clean water to people across Africa.
Photo: Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder with Peter Chasse, founder of The Water Project, Hosts, Kat Graham and Ian Somerhalder from Vampire Diaries