Perez donates 3m pesos to Mexico natural disaster fund

Perez donates to Mexico City relief fund

Salma Hayek's fundraising efforts for the victims of Mexico's recent disasters were approaching the $300,000 mark today, a day after the actress-producer launched the Crowdrise project for Unicef.

More than 220 people lost their lives in Tuesday's (19Sep17) 7.1 magnitude shaker, and the news footage from the disaster has reminded the Frida star of the country's catastrophic 1985 quake, which killed at least 5,000 people.

'A lot of friends died, including an uncle that was very, very close to me.

She called the experience "horrific".

The Mexican actress made a donation of $100,000 to aid the country after the 7.1 natural disaster hit, and has already received over $250,000 from fans and supporters via her CrowdRise page.

'I implore you, I implore to your hearts, to the goodness of your hearts, to your compassion, to help. "Anything you can give will make a big difference". "I will match the first $100,000 that are donated", she added.

In order to show the example, the american actress, has donated $ 100,000 to Unicef to assist in reconstruction. "You can donate to Oxfam's appeal, as I have, here", she wrote, before sharing a link.

Within hours of going live, Salma's personal plea had raised more than $230,000 (£163,000).

Salma went on: 'Many children and families are hurt and in bad need.

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