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Hollywood celebs aiding Haiti quake victims

January 15, 2010

Hollywood celebrities like Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks and star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are doing their bit to help victims of the Haiti earthquake, which left thousands of people dead and many homeless.

The poverty-stricken Caribbean island was hit hard by a massive tremor measuring seven on the Richter Scale Tuesday that struck just south of capital city Port-au-Prince.

While rapper Wyclef Jean urged the public to donate money to help the rescue efforts in the country, others have come forward to support the campaign.

“We are devastated by the news from Haiti. 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,” read a statement from Pitt-Jolie, reported contactmusic.com.

Supermodel-turned-TV presenter Tyra Banks is urging fans to donate to the Yele organisation to help the Haitian earthquake relief effort, as are actress Jessica Alba and rap moghul Sean Combs through Twitter.

Jean, the former Fugees star, issued a desperate plea for donations Tuesday, asking fans to text in to his charity, with each message worth $5.

Banks has done her bit to aid the cause and she wants others to follow her.

“My thoughts are w/ (with) all those suffering in Haiti during this major catastrophe. I donated, you should too. Text ‘YELE’ to 501501 to donate $5,” she posted on Twitter.

Jessica Alba has dedicated her 1000th tweet to the cause. “My 1000th tweet is for the people of Haiti. Donate for the earthquake relief for Haiti visit http://www.yele.org,” she posted.

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