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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hero's Star Jimmy Jean-Louis Heads To Haiti: "I Need To Be With Them"

Jan. 16 2010, Published 12:25 p.m. ET

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Haitian born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis revealed to why he has decided to go to his earthquake damaged home.  “It is important for me to go there and support not just my family but also the community,” he said in an exclusive interview.  He spoke about the current dire situation:  “The disaster just killed the island because everything was in Port-Au-Prince.  People would come from all over the island from Port-Au-Prince, so if Port-Au-Prince disappears, the island disappears.”

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Jean-Louis described his feelings of seeing the tragedy unfold in his home country, Haiti.  “When I started to see the pictures that’s when I freaked out, because one of the first images that I saw was of the palace, the presidential palace and that’s a strong block of structure. If that goes down then everything else is probably down.”

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He will be sending updates and blogs from Haiti to about his journey to the devastated area.  “It’s difficult to know what you’re going to feel when you’re going to see hundreds of thousands of people who will end up dying in a city that is completely destroyed.  We’ll see what kind of affect it will have on me when I get there."

Jean-Louis, a star on the television show Heroes, explained why he is making the trip.  “I need to go down there, I need to at least be with them, touch them, speak to them, feel them just so I can give them a bit of strength just to keep living.”

The reunion with his family is going to be filled with sorrow too. “I’m going to be crossing dead people everywhere,” Jean-Louis said.  

“It is important for me to go there and support not just my family, but also the community.” 

Jean-Louis urges you to do your part to help. Please make donations to the Red Cross.  You can donate online or automatically give $10 to assist the Red Cross efforts by texting  "HAITI" TO 90999. You can also donate online at Hollywood Unites For Haiti.



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