Your Boy Shawn Mendes Donated $100k To The Victims Of The Mexico Earthquake & Is Raising Money For The Cause
Your fave singer, all round babe and good guy Shawn Mendes announced that he donated $100,000 to the victims of the Mexico earthquake and is teaming up with the Red Cross to raise money in order to provide relief and support to those affected by the devastating natural disaster.
Taking to Instagram to announce the initiative, Shawn urged his fans to donate to the cause.
Shawn also spoke to the Associated Press about being in Mexico City on tour when the earthquake occurred earlier this week.
“The whole building was shaking pretty severely, but we were fortunate to be somewhere that was structurally sound enough to withstand it,” he said.
“At first I didn’t know what was happening, and then pretty quickly, after about 30 seconds, I clued in that it was an earthquake. Shortly after that we heard sirens and the emergency evacuation announcements from the hotel, and we were able to make it down to the street safely.”
Shawn also spoke about witnessing the earthquake's devastating effects.
“There were just so many people out on the streets trying to stay safe and that had been evacuated from buildings, and as we were walking saw quite a few buildings that had collapsed facades, windows shattering on the streets.”
After seeing the impact of the damage firsthand, Shawn said that he “wanted to find any way [he] could to raise funds.”
You can donate to Shawn’s CrowdRise page here.
- Jess Lim
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