Beyonce Visits Haiti To Check On Progress From 2010 Earthquake

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In January of 2010 Haiti had a catastrophic earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 near the town of Léogâne about fifteen miles from Haiti’s capital. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake with Haiti reporting a death toll of about 316,000 people.

Although there have been relief efforts and support from various organizations, it will still take Haiti a long time to rebuild and Beyonce recently showed her concern and support. The busy superstar mommy paid a visit to take a look at the progress that’s being made.

Although the megastar lives a lavish life, she is still connected to the reality that there are many people in need. During the trip she had on a shirt sporting the name BeyGOOD, a philanthropic initiative she started to help the homeless, sick children, unemployed, and many others in need.

And some of her other philanthropic efforts have included starting the Survivor Foundation to provide transitional housing for victims in the Houston area after hurricane Katrina, becoming an ambassador for the 2012 World Humanitarian Day campaign donating her song “I Was Here” and its music video, and Beyoncé has also participated in “Miss a Meal,” a food-donation campaign, supporting Goodwill charity through online charity auctions.

According to the Associated Press:

Haiti U.N. mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe said Saturday that Beyonce also was able to “meet some of the people who were affected by” by the 2010 disaster in the impoverished Caribbean country.

De la Combe said the American singer, a 20-time Grammy winner, visited Haiti with Valerie Amos, the United Nations’ humanitarian affairs chief and emergency relief coordinator.

Photos taken during her Haiti visit show Beyonce wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of her charity organization.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long Beyonce’s stop in Haiti was or exactly where she visited.

 

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