Salma Hayek donates $100,000 to Mexico earthquake victims
Actress Salma Hayek has donated $100,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Mexico.
Los Angeles: Actress Salma Hayek has donated $100,000 to the victims of the earthquake in Mexico.
She says she has survived a previous Mexico earthquake that killed thousands.
According to officials in Mexico, the confirmed death toll due to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which took place on Tuesday, has risen to 230.
Hayek, 51, shared a video on Instagram urging people to donate money toward relief efforts in Mexico City and surrounding states after it was rocked by the earthquake, reports people.com.
"After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, I was evacuated from my building. A lot of friends died, including an uncle who was very, very close to me," Hayek said in the video on Wednesday.
"I have lived through the aftermath of a disaster of this magnitude and it's horrific. I am starting a Crowdrise to try to raise money to help families who are going through this nightmare right now in Mexico.
"I implore to your hearts… to your compassion to help. Anything that you can give will make a big difference. I will match the first $100,000 that are donated," she added.