Madonna Lends Hand in Haiti Earthquake Relief

Friday, January 15, 2010 - 1:11pm

Madonna is reaching out to the people of Haiti, and she wants her fans to do the same.

The pop star said Friday in a statement that her prayers are with the people in Haiti. She donated $250,000 to Partners In Health, a longtime health care provider there.

"I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can," Madonna said. "We must act now."

Madonna is asking friends and fans to join her and match her contribution. The International Red Cross estimates 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in the 7.0 earthquake that devastated the nation Tuesday.