On Wednesday, actress, producer, and humanitarian Salma Hayek launched a crowdfunding campaign on CrowdRise dedicated to her native country Mexico after the devastating earthquakes. Hayek also donated $100,000 to the campaign. The Central Mexico 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday and has reportedly killed more than 200 people and is considered the most devastating earthquake since the 1985 quake that killed thousands.
“After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, I was evacuated from my building, a lot of friends died including an uncle that was very, very close to me. I have lived through the aftermath over disaster of this magnitude and it’s horrific. I am starting a crowd rise to try to raise to help the families that are going through this nightmare right now in Mexico. I implore you, I implore to your hearts to the goodness of your hearts, to your compassion to help anything that you can give will make a big difference.”
Speaking about her campaign, Hayek stated:
“The people of my country have now suffered three natural disasters in a row. Many children and families are hurt and in terrible need. I’m contributing $100,000 now to UNICEF which has teams on the ground responding. Please join me and contribute what you can and thank you.”
An additional $138,000 has so far been donated to the cause by more than 2700 supporters.
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