Wyclef Jean Begins Haiti Storm Fund
Posted on September 10, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
Wyclef Jean is preparing a fund for the damage caused by the latest storms in Haiti.
Wcylef has began Haiti Storm Relief Fund, an effort designed to provide food, water, purification tablets, tents, blankets, medical supplies and hygiene kits to storm victims.
Jean's Yele Haiti organization is also stepping up to assist the effort while working closely with the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
Jean's motivation towards helping Haiti stems from more than short-term salvation.
"My country is facing a serious catastrophe at the moment and we urgently require assistance," said Jean, who also serves as a Haitian goodwill ambassador. "But the long-term catastrophe is that we have less than two percent tree cover, and without restoring our forests we will always be susceptible to mudslides and flash floods from storms and hurricanes."
More than 600,000 people have been affected by the storms and the money provided will offer help to those in desperate need.
Donations to help storm victims can be made online at www.yele.org.