Eva Longoria, Fifth Harmony, and More Reach Out to Victims of Devastating Mexico Earthquake
Recently, the world has been hit with a wave of destructive natural disasters, including hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The latest, a devastating 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit near Mexico City, so far carries a death toll of over 200 people.
While the extent of the damage is still being determined, celebrities are bringing awareness to the severity of the situation while offering support to those affected.
The Backstreet Boys tweeted a photo of the Mexican flag while sending their best to those affected.
Mexico City has always welcomed us with open arms… All our love and prayers are with you. ❤️🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/N6IyOYA8Cn
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) September 19, 2017
Cristela Alonzo, star of the ABC sitcom Christela, provided info on the local disaster relief group Brigada de Rescate Topos, for those looking to donate or help in other ways.
Fifth Harmony echoed the sentiments of many, tweeting simply that they are devastated by the disaster.
Devastated. Our hearts are with you Mexico City ♥️🇲🇽
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) September 19, 2017
Meanwhile, celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Star Wars actor Diego Luna are among those concerned for family and friends in the area, and have been tweeting updates on their loved ones’ situations.
What horrible news about the earthquake in Mexico. Thank God my husband and family are safe in Mexico City. My prayers are with everyone. pic.twitter.com/qnSRB5n0PD
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) September 19, 2017
Mi familia y yo estamos bien. Gracias a todos por sus mensajes / My family and I are safe. Thank you for your messages and good wishes.
— diego luna (@diegoluna_) September 19, 2017
Queridos: me dijeron que mi papá está bien. En algunas zonas no hay luz, ni teléfono ni señal buena de teléfono móvil. Gracias por su apoyo
— Gael Garcia Bernal (@GaelGarciaB) September 19, 2017
Actor Gael Garcia Bernal lost contact with his father in the area at one point, and took to Twitter to spread the word. Thankfully, he later gave an update saying that his father was safe and sound and that “in some zones there is no power, telephone connection, or cellphone reception.”
If you are in Mexico looking for a loved one this link will help you: https://t.co/Hnmkt57P5e
— David Henrie (@DavidHenrie) September 19, 2017
How I Met Your Mother‘s David Henrie shared Google’s person-finder tool in the hopes that it could help someone locate a missing loved one.
Do you know anyone affected by the Mexico earthquake? Let us know @BritandCo.
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