The civic action group MoveOn is enlisting the aid of celebrities to publicize its online housing location service. Tim Robbins, Green Day, John Cusack, and REM are among the actors and musicians who have joined the effort to find housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“As a band, we felt that promoting the service is essential — literally a matter of life and death,” said Michael Stipe of REM. In addition to appearing in public service announcements, the artists are promoting the housing effort with links on their web sites.

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