Jimmy Jean-Louis spoke to RadarOnline.com exclusively about his upcoming trip back to his native Haiti where he will be reunited with his family. Speaking candidly about the devastation there, he opened up about what he expects to experience and the trials his family and countrymen are facing.
“My dad was crying for the past few days because he lost something that he’d worked for his whole life which was his house and that is something that he started more than 40 years ago building one room after another one after another one,” the actor said. “When he learned that the house was down he said to himself there’s nothing else left to live for. He has his kids and his family but for him that was one thing that really meant a lot to him…. That was very difficult for him to digest.”
Jean-Louis has been unable to sleep for the past three days and though he looks forward to going home and helping his family, he knows that the tragedy he will see first-hand will be unlike anything he’s ever experienced.
“It is difficult to know you are going to see hundreds of thousands of people who will end up dying and a city that is completely destroyed. We’ll see what kind of affect it will have on me when I get there.”
Jean-Louis will be sending exclusive updates and blogs from Haiti to RadarOnline.com about his journey home and his family and country’s fight to recover.
Jean-Louis urges you to do your part to help. Please make donations to the Red Cross either on-line or via phone: text “HAITI” TO 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross’ efforts there and/or online to Hollywood Unites For Haiti.