In response to the devastating earthquake that occurred in Haiti yesterday, musician/humanitarian Wyclef Jean has sent the clarion call for aid to his homeland. Wyclef has been working on a number of humanitarian efforts in Haiti for well-over a decade. In 2005 he established the Yele Haiti Foundation in response to Hurricane Jeanne.

This is how an artist with the social conscious of a Wyclef Jean responds to a crisis. As viral and immediate as we can make the most vile and totally unimportant information spread using social media, we can use these same tools for the greater good. Big ups to you Mr. Jean! It is a much more noble character to serve others than to be served.

Just text “Yele” to 501501 to make a $5 donation to Wyclef Jean’s relief effort via cellphone, and follow him on twitter @wyclef for more information!