Cardi B shares support for Haiti after tragic earthquake

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday, celebrities took to social media to show their support.

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake shook several cities in Haiti, killing more than 1,400 and injuring thousands. With homes and hospitals destroyed, there is an urgent need for supplies and humanitarian aid. When a similar earthquake hit the island 11 years ago, support was also given by dozens of celebrities who are leading charity campaigns and relief efforts.

Over the weekend, celebrities including Cardi B highlighted the resilience of the Haitian community.

“I have a soft spot for Haiti and these are the people. They are my cousins”, she wrote in a tweet on August 14. “I pray for Haiti that they go through so much. God please cover this land and its people.”

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Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean also posted a video on Instagram encouraging his followers to support the Haitian people. “Let’s all continue to do our part for Haiti,” the rapper said in the caption of the post.

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Tennis star Naomi Osaka, whose father is Haitian, has pledged to donate her cash prize from the upcoming Western and Southern Open in which she will play. August 14 TweeterOsaka wrote: “It really hurts to see all the devastation going on in Haiti and I feel like we really can’t take a break. “

She continued, “I know our ancestors are strong and we will continue to rise up.”

Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel shared on Twitter that she got it 1.4 million medical supplies, food and other aid equipment through its BStrong initiative in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission.

“We will work on rescue, recovery and reconstruction throughout the month of September”, she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

Actor and singer-songwriter Lin Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter On Monday he donated to two organizations – Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution serving low-income communities, and Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), a non-profit organization founded by the actor Sean Penn in response to the 2010 earthquake – to support relief efforts.

“My thoughts are with the Haitian people in the wake of this weekend’s massive earthquake,” he wrote, urging his supporters to “consider donating as well, if you can.”

Rapper Rick Ross sent a similar message, writing, “Haiti has given birth to some of the strongest minds and people I know.”

The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, offered her condolences in a statement shared on the royal family’s official Twitter count Monday.

“I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti,” read the statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives, their loved ones and their homes, as well as the emergency services working as part of the recovery effort.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Haiti Earthquake: Cardi B, Naomi Osaka, Rick Ross Show Support

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