Quinto Backs Jean-louis’ Haiti Relief CampaignBy WENN
Thursday, January 14, 2010
ZACHARY QUINTO is lending his support to his HEROES co-star JIMMY JEAN-LOUIS by rallying fans to contribute to the Haiti native’s fundraising campaign for his earthquake-devastated homeland.
Jean-Louis has launched a relief fund for the poverty-stricken nation, which was rocked by a 7.3 tremor on Tuesday (12Jan10), through his non-profit organisation Hollywood Unites for Haiti (HUFH).
And Star Trek actor Quinto is urging fans to keep Jean-Louis’ family in their thoughts and to donate what they can to the star’s charity.
In a post on his official blog, Quinto writes, “As I’m sure a lot of you HEROES fans know - my cast mate and friend Jimmy Jean-Louis is from Haiti - and has been deeply effected (sic) by the recent tragedy that has befallen his homeland. Jimmy is an incredible spirit who tirelessly commits his energy and resources to humanitarian work in Haiti. He has changed many lives there through his deep compassion and generosity. now he needs our help.
“My heart is very open to him and his entire family during this unfathomably difficult time. Please send thoughts and wishes of safety and recovery to him. To his family. and to the entire country. Also - please visit his website HOLLYWOOD UNITES FOR HAITI and donate in any way you can.
“It is a desperate situation in an already desperate country. Please take this time to realize how fortunate we all are - and extend in gratitude from your heart in a time of great need.”