A devastating 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti late Tuesday afternoon, bringing the city of Port-au-Prince to its knees and leaving what may amount to several hundred thousand dead and severely wounded.
As with any natural disaster, the farther away it is from home, the more difficult it is to understand and appreciate the horrors associated with the aftermath.
Unless you're former UFC fighter David Loiseau.
"The Crow," whose parents are Haitian, moved to Canada as a boy but still has family living in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas, including his uncle and grandparents.
They have not been heard from since Tuesday.
From Loiseau, courtesy of Sherdog.com:
"It’s a nightmare. I haven’t been able to speak to them, so I don’t know if any of them are safe. When I call, their phones don’t even ring. I’m thinking of going down to help out, but they’re doesn’t seem to be any flights down there right now. They’re prioritizing help, like doctors and workers, first. I don’t want to sleep. I want to get the message out. I beg you to donate as much as you can. It’s a real catastrophe what’s going on in Haiti and any penny will help. Every time a plane flies in with supplies and assistance, it costs money. That’s what the money is for. Just give. Haiti is a very poor country and they need our help."
Anyone with the means to help contribute is encouraged to do so via The Clinton Foundation by clicking here. In addition, a $10 Donation (charged to your cell phone bill) can be sent to the American Red Cross by texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999.