Salma Hayek and other stars make donations to Mexico
It’s a known fact that in times of need, celebrities are ready to take action with donations and practical support. In light of the terrible earthquake that struck southern Mexico on Tuesday (Sept.19), collapsing buildings and killing at least 220 people, many stars started to make their contribution.
Mexican actress Salma Hayek, for instance, has pledged $100,000 to UNICEF’s earthquake relief efforts. In a video posted on Instagram, the 51-year-old actress recalled the biggest earthquake in Mexican history, occurred 32 years ago and said “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 of a disaster of this magnitude and it’s horrific…”
Salma then urged her fans and followers to donate to charities linked to the relief efforts, saying, “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.”
Shakira is also urging fans to give what they can to help those recovering from the earthquakes in Mexico. The UNICEF Goodwill ambassador hit her social media pages on Wednesday (Sept.20) and wrote: “I am very sad about this terrible tragedy in Mexico. If you want to help, please visit shakir.as/unicefmexico.”
Also Formula One driver Sergio Perez has donated $165,000 to the victims of Mexico earthquake. Perez is currently the only Mexican driver on the F1 grid and the poster boy for his home race which is due to be staged in the capital Mexico City next month.