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Shawn Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief

Shawn Mendes donates $100k to Mexican earthquake relief
From CBC - September 23, 2017

Shawn Mendes has launched an online fundraiser to help those affected by the Mexican earthquake just days after he escaped safely from the quake ahead of a planned show in Mexico City, an incident he called "pretty scary."

The Canadian singer-songwriter and his manager, Andrew Gertler, have gotten things started with a $100,000 US donation to the fundraiser on GoFundMe's Crowdrise platform. The money will go"directly to disaster relief in Mexico" via American Red Cross.

In an email to The Associated Press, Mendes said he was in his hotel getting ready for his show the next day when the quake hit.

"The whole building was shaking pretty severely, but we were fortunate to be somewhere that was structurally sound enough to withstand it," he wrote.

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