Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais has been unable to reach her relatives since the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.
“We have family we haven’t been able to contact… cousins… We have no contact. We spoke (sic) to my brother-in-law through e-mail yesterday. We got an e-mail and he was in the car. He said it sounded like a bomb went off. It was just that loud.”
As a mom of three, images of dead babies in the aftermath of the quake has been rather troubling to the star.
“It’s really hard to take. It’s really hard to watch. I mean, seeing the one picture of the baby covered (under the rubble), because they couldn’t get to it… Those are my people. Those faces are my family. The worst is not knowing.”
She added, “You have (to question faith), in a way, you do. I mean, you don’t understand, especially a place like Haiti. We’ve been hit so hard by lots – why would this happen? I don’t know. This is the country that deserves this the least – not that anybody deserves it. But we are resilient and we are proud. Even if we have nothing, we are very, very proud. It’s unfortunate. It’s devastating.”
Garcelle is begging everyone to do what he or she can to help out.
“I want people to give anything they can. I know it is tough times for the United States. But give anything, Red Cross, Oxfam. Anything you can do would really be helpful.”