Wyclef Jean, who was born in the Haitian city Croix-des-Bouquets, was left broken hearted when he learned about the 7.0 earthquake that his country yesterday and has vowed to do anything he can to help.
He expressed his sadness through a press release vowing to help the country and urging everyone across the globe to help as well. Here's what he had to say:
“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.
"I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.
President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”
Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now and if you're interested in helping, please do one of two things: Either use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can visit www.Yele.org and click on DONATE. Every little bit helps people, lets unite for a good cause!