On August 14, 2021, Haiti was hit with a 7.2 earthquake. The already impoverished country suffered a devasting blow. At least 2200 people were killed and more than 12,200 were injured. To make matters worst, a few days later a tropical storm swept through. Not to mention, Haiti’s president was assassinated in July. The devastation has overwhelmed hospitals and flatten buildings. Many people were killed under the rubble of fallen buildings, as reported by The Revolt. This quake was more powerful than the one in 2010.
Jackboy and Lil Baby Are Working To Help Haitian Victims
On Tuesday, August 31, Jackboy posted a story on his Instagram. Jackboy went to Haiti to see where he could support. While in Haiti Jackboy visited a Haitian hospital.
“I just walked through a hospital in Haiti & all the patients sleeping outside,” Jackboy wrote. “I personally handed every single last 1 of them a envelope full of money but fr fr I feel like that ain’t enough…Who want to go half with me & get a hospital built it’s not really that much especially if we using dollars.”
Akademiks posted on IG, Jackboy donated $100 to help Haitian victims. Meanwhile, Jackboy felt he could do more. So, he asked Lil Baby to help build a new hospital in Haiti. Lil Baby responded immediately by saying his in. Jackboy and Lil Baby are not the only rappers who are motivated to help Haitians.
Atlanta rapper Future is already in the process of putting on a benefit concert for Haitian relief. The benefit concert is scheduled for September 3rd. Future has enlisted Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, and Dro X to perform in Miami. Future said,
“I would love for all my friends, family, music industry, fashion, and all other industries, and people as a whole to stand up for Haiti,”
Hopefully, benefit concert along with Jackboy and Lil Baby’s efforts to help build a new hospital in Haiti will be enough. We also found out that the newly appointed prime minister Ariel Henry is working with the United Nations to provide relief. There are several relief organizations like CARE, Ayiti Community Trust, Capracare, Inc, and Hope for Haiti that is working to assist the Haitians.
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If you want to send support here is the information.
CARE – www.care.org – 800-422-7385
Ayiti Community Trust – www.ayiticommunitytrust.org – 888-814-1804
Capracare, Inc. – www.capracare.org – 347-723-1405