SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes announced that he is partnering with Red Cross to raise money and bring awareness to those in need after a devastating earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, September 19. The campaign on CrowdRise, part of GoFundMe, is raising funds for immediate and urgent relief efforts in Mexico. The singer was in Mexico City during the quake preparing for his show on September 20, which was cancelled due to the state of emergency and out of respect for the ongoing relief efforts.
"After seeing the impact of the damage firsthand in Mexico, I wanted to find any way I could to help raise funds," said Mendes. "So we reached out to the Red Cross and partnered with them to set up a way to help those affected by the earthquake."
Along with AG Artists, Shawn and his team have together donated $100,000 to start the fundraiser and are hoping others will follow. "I am sending my prayers and love to everyone dealing with the after effects of the earthquake."
The funds raised will be going directly to disaster relief in Mexico. The American Red Cross is working directly with the Mexican Red Cross to determine the best allocation of these funds. This includes supporting requests for the deployment of staff, volunteers and supplies and any other requests as needed.
To learn more and donate to the campaign, visit: www.crowdrise.com/shawnmendes
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
CrowdRise is the world's largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact. Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world's largest social fundraising platform, with over $4 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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