Thursday, January 14, 2010
News: Diddy, Kanye West, Tony Yayo & More Plead For Haiti Earthquake Relief
Writing through Twitter, Diddy detailed the difficulty he has had in dealing with the disaster.
"God Bless Haiti!!!! God please!!!," he wrote this week on Twitter. "STATE OF EMERGENCY!!! RT PLEASE!!! ??Earthquake relief for Haiti please text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 or go to www.yele.org RT PLS!!! My heart is so heavy today! Words can't explain!God Bless Haiti!!!! RT @myfabolouslife: Come on people Haiti needs us.. Text "Yele" to 501501 donate $5 to support the relief efforts yall!!" (Diddy's Twitter)
Kanye West took to his personal blog and posted links to Haiti aid sites.
"HELP THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS," he wrote. "Click HERE to take action and donate to the relief today...Click HERE for more pics and info..." (Kanye West's Blog)
G-Unit's Tony Yayo, who is Haitian, spoke on the disaster via Twitter.
"RT @aneymone: RT @TonyYayo: RT @McFlaii: @TonyYayo idk if y'all know but this is the # CNN giving out 4 Americans to contact fam in Hait ...," he wrote. "RT @aneymone: @TonyYayo: RT @MeghanMillz: @TonyYayo can you tell everyone to text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 towards helping Haiti ? Check here for updates via CNN. Let's help HAITI because they are in our thoughts n prayers. http://twitter.com/cnnbrk/haiti For further info about Haiti relief please visit www.yele.org Shouts to Chip2th and Wyclef on his way 2 Haiti." (Tony Yayo's Twitter)
Busta Rhymes compared the incident to 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
"THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT SOMETHIN' WE SHOULD JUST SIT BY AND WATCH...WE MUST DO SOMETHIN' PEOPLE!!NO MORE KATRINA SITUATIONS OUT HERE PLEASE!!," he wrote. "RT @wyclef: Haiti need us please pray and support the country donate $5 2 Earthquake relief foundation by texting (cont) http://tl.gd/3ishu." (Busta Rhymes' Twitter)
The earthquake took place Tuesday (January 12) afternoon.
The major earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday may lead to hundreds of millions of dollars of insured losses, risk assessor Eqecat said, an amount that could have been higher had underwriters loosened their standards. Eqecat indicated that insured buildings often must meet a higher standard and therefore may sustain less damage. However, the company said Haiti's magnitude 7.0 earthquake, whose epicenter was just 10 miles (16 km) from the capital of Port-au-Prince, "is very severe, and even well-designed buildings could expect damage from this event." (Reuters)