Always doing their best to help out those in need, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are pledging their support to the many victims of a giant earthquake rocking the island of Haiti on Tuesday (January 12).
The Hollywood power couple released a statement reading: "We are devastated by the news from Haiti. We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter."
No, it’s not what you think… Wyclef Jean, who is well-known for helping out his native land Haiti, was joined by fellow celebrity/philanthropist Petra Nemcova on a recent trip to the impoverished Caribbean island.
They were there to work on a restaurant project being initiated by Jean’s charity group Yele Haiti. The establishment will be a boost in the local economy, employing fifteen women, and giving the townies a place to hang out.
Actors, activists and parents-to-be Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were cheered by crowds as they toured Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The Hollywood couple, who announced last week they are expecting their first child together, spent the weekend learning about projects run by Yele Haiti, the charity started by Haiti native and Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean.
Jolie, a U.N. goodwill ambassador, said: 'You hear so much just about the danger and the fear and then you come here and you meet just an amazing people. Given just a little chance, and given a little help, this is going to be a great country,' 'Entertainment Tonight' reported.
Jolie is currently filming 'The Good Shepherd' with Matt Damon in the neighboring Dominican Republic. Robert De Niro is directing.