Shawn Mendes is teaming up with Red Cross to raise money and bring awareness to the people of Mexico City after a 7.1 earthquake hit Tuesday.
Mendes was in Mexico City at the time of the earthquake, flying in just hours before the natural disaster hit. The singer was preparing for his show the next day which was ultimately cancelled.
“After seeing the impact of the damage first-hand in Mexico, I wanted to find any way I could to help raise funds,” Mendes said in a statement. “So we reached out to the Red Cross and partnered with them to set up a way to help those affected by the earthquake.”
Mendes and his team have already donated $100,000 to the campaign: “I am sending my prayers and love to everyone dealing with the after-effects of the earthquake.”
CrowdRise, a fundraiser linked to GoFundMe, will raise money for the relief efforts in Mexico.