Heroes star Jimmy Jean-Louis is trying to contact his parents after the earthquake that struck Haiti Monday. Unfortunately, the actor has already learned that several of his relatives have died in the natural disaster. Yesterday he said, “I have not slept yet. The second house that I grew up in was down, and some relatives have died, from what I have been told. I haven’t been able to reach my parents. I have heard that they are OK, but I do not know what is going on around them.”
To help with the relief efforts, he has made a video for his organization ‘Hollywood Unites for Haiti’, which he created several years ago and is going to start doing what he can to help rebuild his native land.
“I am going to try to get in, but I am going to try to understand the situation first to see how I can best help. The plan is to at some point visit, and right now, I am trying to be as productive as I can be here. People should understand that sending donations of items and goods will be difficult right now because we will be bombarded and have no way to distribute them. I don’t think people have any idea how terrible this is because of the circumstances on the ground in Haiti and the lack of the infrastructure. There are no roads, and it is going to be extremely difficult for help to reach people.”
If you want to donate to Jimmy’s organization, chick here. If you are also trying to locate someone in Haiti, you can call 1-888-407-4747for information.
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