“Your money will help with relief efforts,” Jean wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter. “They need our help-please help if you can.”
The former Fugees star has since said he is now on his way to Haiti, via the Dominican Republic. “Pray for the people of Haiti (and) me please,” he posted. Jean, 37, was made a roving ambassador for Haiti and provides humanitarian aid and assistance through his Yele Haiti foundation.
Thousands are feared dead after the 7.0 magnitude quake, which struck south of the capital, Port-au-Prince on Tuesday.
Soca star Denise Belfon said upon hearing the news, she and her children had a small meeting and they agreed to send some relief to those in need.
“We do intend on sending foodstuff and whatever we can to help those in Haiti. Trinidad and Tobago is very blessed and very fortunate not to ever experience anything like that and my heart goes out to those people who are in so much turmoil and distress,” she said.
Another artiste, Nadia Batson said her heart always goes out to Haiti.
“I feel as though that country has suffered so much, all I can say is Haiti, I am sorry,” Batson said. She pointed out she will be making a financial donation as well as donating, foodstuff and other items.