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- Posted on Jan 13th 2010 5:05AM by Benjy Eisen
"Haiti is in need of immediate AID," he wrote. "Please text Yele to 510510 and donate $5 toward earthquake relief." Throughout Tuesday, Jean continued to plead for relief on Twitter, also urging people to visit Yele.org. In the past, Jean has often sought aid and support for Haiti, but with the disaster, his effort has taken on new urgency. Impoverished to begin with, the extent of damage and destruction that the earthquake has caused on the island is yet to be determined.
As of Wednesday morning, Wyclef was on his way to the Dominican Republic in an effort to get to Haiti and help where he could. He is urging everyone to contact politicians in an effort to get a state of emergency declared in the country.