Wyclef Jean and Other Celebrities Solicit Support for Haiti

Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

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A day after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, President Obama has said that the United States government would offer “swift, coordinated, and aggressive” aid to the estimated three million people caught in the disaster; but celebrities have also started to mobilize to raise support for the country now.

The 7.0 quake, which hit just 10 miles from the densely-populated capital of Port-au-Prince, has left hospitals leveled, people displaced and a rising death toll that, according to the Associate Press. Casualties are believed to be anywhere from 100,000 to as high as 500,000.

“I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse,” said Wyclef Jean in a statement.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who have worked with Wyclef in the past, have also pledged to help in the efforts. “We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter,” a statement from the couple said.

A long list of celebrities including John Legend, Nicole Richie, Diddy, and Russell Simmons are spreading the word via their Twitter pages on how to donate to organizations such as The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) — and urging fans to get involved.

Want to help?

Click here for a list of charitable organizations active in the area.

Our prayers go out to Haiti and everyone that has been affected by this catastrophe.

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I pray that my God will do something 4 Haiti and my God will deliberal Haiti in that mess.

May God bless Haiti



Kinslow young Said on

May God put all fortunate people n a mind spell 2 help these people from now until this problem is completely resolved



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tina hills Said on

I would just like 2 say may god be with each n everyone.n I will keep everyone n hati in my prayers



Angela Hardy Said on

i Will like to say that every one is in my prayers and may god bless them.



ms shay.hunley Said on

our hearts fr cint,ohio goes out 2 them i will do my best 2 help



MA82 Said on

I have family members in haiti that i can’t get in contact with…please pray for haiti



nugy Said on

My prayers are with everyone in Haiti. We in South Carolina stand with you to the end.



lmiranda Said on

may god bless each and everyone of you…my condolences go out to the families that has lost loved ones in this devastating tradegy!!!! my prayers are with you all.



bajanjenny Said on

I am so excited about a revolation tahta just hit my spirit,Wyclef is going to be the President of Haiti of he will not be living up to his full circle of life,I pray to God that Wyclef would forget himself and step up to the plate as Ester from the Bible did for his people.That is why he was born.At this time I will only be in pray for this prophecy to come to past in God’s great timing