Wyclef Jean Talks Haiti Relief in Harlem

Rev. Al Sharpton and other black religious leaders join in Harlem press conference

By Grace West
|  Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010  |  Updated 3:30 PM EDT
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Haitian-born singer and producer Wyclef Jean spoke in Harlem today about the relief efforts of his Yele Haiti Foundation and his recent trip to the country.

Many New York black clergy leaders, such as Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Herbert Daughtry joined Jean in the press conference at National Action Network’s House of Justice to pledge support to Yele. 

Jean says he is working with his foundation to deliver cooked meals, water and medical supplies to earthquake survivors.

He also urged President Barack Obama to make a "sustainable commitment" to rebuilding the country during his State of the Union address.

Jean traveled to Haiti the day after the Jan. 22 "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon to raise funds for aid efforts.

The 37-year-old Grammy-winning artist was born in Croix-des-Bouquets just eight miles north of Port-au-Prince. The Jan. 12th earthquake killed an estimated 200,000 people.

For more information or to donate, visit Help for Haiti.

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