Statement From Shakira about the Haitian devastation:
The destruction and loss of life in Haiti causes us all to take stock in what is really important. This small country has endured so much – more than its fair share of tragedy. I can’t imagine the devastation that has struck an already weakened infrastructure. Critical services needed for recovery, such as schools and hospitals, have been destroyed.
The people of Haiti need our help immediately. Money will be needed to provide urgent emergency relief and I urge everyone who can afford to help to either donate to UNICEF’s emergency relief fund at www.unicef.org or text the word YELE to 501501 on your U.S. cell phone (this will charge your phone $5 – it will go to Wyclef Jean’s foundation which is playing a major role in the relief effort. For more information, see www.yele.org).
We must all act. As a global community, we must be part of the recovery of Haiti and its people.
Our hearts go out to the Haitian Community, those with love ones and friends in Haiti. We sincerely hope that nothing more serious occurs. The earthquake could be felt in the Dominican Republic which shares the same island with Haiti but with no severity.-Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor
This Statement from the Associated Press: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_earthquake
The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area shook Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help. Other buildings also were damaged and scientists said they expected “substantial damage and casualties.
Several reports are already in that Haitian Celebrity Wyclef Jean is already organizing relief efforts. According Jam Showbiz Music, Former Fugees star Wyclef Jean is asking friends and fans to pray for the people of his native Haiti after the island was hit by three major earthquakes on Tuesday.
Pras Michel Speaks on Earthquake in Haiti
World Vision Relief Donations for Haiti: