UNICEF Ambassador and teen sweetie Selena Gomez has issued an urgent request for Americans to lend a hand in to the disaster-struck island of Haiti.
Thousands were killed in the massive earthquake that hit the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, on Tuesday.
“By now, I’m sure you all know about the earthquake that has devastated Haiti. The first 48 hours after a natural disaster are the most critical,” the Wizards of Waverly Place star, 17, says in a YouTube plea uploaded Thursday. “UNICEF is on the ground right now to provide the children who are affected with the things they need to survive, like food and shelter and clean water.”
Selena adds, “We need your help. So please stop whatever you’re doing to visit UnicefUSA.org to make a donation. Please join me in praying for all of those who are affected. Thank you for your support.”