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Sep222017

After Mexican earthquake, Shawn Mendes launches online fundraising campaign, donates $100K

ABC/Randy HolmesShawn Mendes was forced to cancel his show in Mexico City on September 20 after a devastating earthquake hit that country.  Now, he's partnering with the Red Cross to raise money for the victims of the quake.

Shanw has launched a campaign on CrowdRise, which is part of GoFundMe, to encourage donations for disaster relief in Mexico. He's gotten things the ball rolling with a $100,000 donation. 

On the campaign page, Shawn writes, "The scale of the devastation is hard to comprehend. While I cancelled my concert out of respect and for safety, being there during this tragedy and seeing the devastation first hand made me want to do whatever I could to help those impacted by this tragedy...I am really grateful for anything you can do."

The American Red Cross is working with the Mexican Red Cross to determine where to allocate the funds raised.

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