Wyclef Jean is asking friends and fans to pray for the people of his native Haiti after the island was hit by deadly earthquake on Tuesday. The magnitude 7.0 quake slammed into the impoverished Caribbean island, toppling buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince, burying residents in rubble and causing many deaths and injuries. Reports suggest the triple quake caused the collapse of buildings, including a hospital, which tumbled into a ravine.
Death tolls are expected to reach into the thousands. The former Fugees star is requesting assistance for survivors of the quake that struck near the capital yesterday afternoon.
Those who would like to help with the Quake Relief Efforts, may donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund by texting “Yele” to 501501 (the amount will be charged to the person’s cell phone bill) or or can visit www.Yele.org and click “Donate.”