Thursday, 14 January 2010

WYCLEF JEAN ON HAITI EARTHQUAKE

Will the US Military help?

January 13, 2010
Yele Haiti

“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. We are asking those interested to please do
one of two things: Either you can 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 click here to DONATE.

Thank you, Wyclef

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