Wyclef and his team also worked to free people—living and dead—from the rubble. After they rescued a 14-year-old girl who survived the collapse of her home, she was rushed to the hospital, only to find it had been destroyed.

Wyclef, who's lost many friends and family in this tragedy, also helped recover the body of a good friend. The man was stopped at an intersection when a building collapsed on top of his car. "It took us two days to get his body out," he says.

In the city of Jacmel, Wyclef's foundation had sponsored a school for young artists. Once a beacon of hope, the school was destroyed in the earthquake. There were no survivors. "The idea of a school collapsing and every kid in the school, including the teachers, just completely wiped out is unheard of," he says.


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