Hollywood star Salma Hayek has launched a fundraising campaign for Mexican earthquake victims and has also donated $100,000.
The “Hitman’s Bodyguard” actress, 51, shared a video on Instagram, imploring people to donate money toward relief efforts in Mexico City and surrounding states after it was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.
“After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, I was evacuated from my building. A lot of friends died, including an uncle that was very, very close to me. I have lived through the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude and it’s horrific. I am starting a Crowdrise to try to raise money to help families who are going through this nightmare right now in Mexico,” Hayek said in the video,” she said.
“I implore to your hearts… to your compassion to help. Anything that you can give will make a big difference. I will match the first $100,000 that are donated,” she added.
The campaign has so far raised more than $150,000.