Wyclef Jean's Haiti Fundraising Efforts Land Him NAACP Honor


Wyclef Jean


The former star of The Fugees will be given a top honor by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on January 26 for his tireless efforts in raising fund for Haiti.

Wyclef Jean's tireless fundraising efforts for earthquake-stricken Haiti has earned him a top honor from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The former The Fugees' star has been one of the key figures leading the relief efforts in his homeland, which was left devastated by a 7.0-magnitude tremor in January.

His charity work has already earned him the Artist of the Year prize from America's prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts, and now he has been named the recipient of the Vanguard Award for Work in Racial and Social Issues at the upcoming NAACP Image Awards, held in conjunction with Ford Motor Company.

Crystal Worthem, Ford's Multicultural Marketing Manager, says, "Ford Motor Company recognizes the bold leadership demonstrated by Wyclef Jean on humanitarian issues. He has brought the national spotlight to Haiti and is working to continuously save and transform the lives of the thousands of people who are suffering. We are proud to partner with the NAACP Image Awards in presenting this coveted award."

Jean will be presented with the accolade at the 41st NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, February 26.

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