Yele Haiti Foundation: Wyclef Jean Leads Effort In Aiding Haiti Victims

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Yele Haiti Foundation, begun by Haiti native Wyclef Jean, is collecting donations to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake.

Jean said in a statement:

"I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now."

Jean urged people on his Twitter account to help in the Haiti disaster relief effort by texting "Yele" to 501501. This donates $5 to the Yele Haiti Foundation, automatically charged to your cell phone bill.

The Yele Haiti Foundation Web site is suffering from server issues at the moment, so the best way to donate is by text or the site above.