Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, flattening buildings and leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead, injured and homeless, the Hollywood community has been active in reaching out to those in need. One of the many to do so has been Garcelle Beauvais, who is herself Haitian born. The actress, who came here as a child, appeared on Larry King earlier this week and pleaded with American to do all they can.
“It’s really hard to take. It’s really hard to watch. I mean, seeing the one picture of the baby covered under the rubble, because they couldn’t get to it… Those are my people. Those faces are my family. The worst is not knowing.”
Moreover, like many, she’s questioned her faith in recent days:
“You have to question faith, in a way, you do. I mean, you don’t understand, especially a place like Haiti. We’ve been hit so hard by lots – why would this happen? I don’t know. This is the country that deserves this the least – not that anybody deserves it. But we are resilient and we are proud. Even if we have nothing, we are very, very proud. It’s unfortunate. It’s devastating.”
And like fellow native Wyclef Jean, she’s appealing to people to contribute to relief efforts:
“I want people to give anything they can. I know it is tough times for the United States. But give anything, Red Cross, Oxfam. Anything you can do would really be helpful.”