Wyclef Jean, Matt Damon aid Haiti's Ike victims
Matt Damon and Wyclef Jean joined forces in hurricane-devastated Haiti over the weekend, distributing food from a truck that got stuck in the mud in Cabaret, a town that lost 60 people to flash floods from Ike, the AP reports.
Hundreds of Haitians mobbed the SUV they were traveling in, chanting "Wyclef," but while the singer/producer climbed on the roof to settle everyone down, Damon could move up to the truck easily because nobody recognized him. That is, until one guy grapped a copy of The Bourne Ultimatum and waved it at the actor, who laughed and nodded.
"It's nice, it's really easy to move through a crowd like this," Damon told the AP.
About 20 people from Jean's Yele Haiti charity helped pass out bags of food from the immobilized vehicle. Damon tossed the bags to Jean, who placed them on the heads of women as they approached one by one. They also gave out plates of rice and vegetable sauce at a church where 600 people were sheltered.
The two stars have campaigned to help the UN raise more than $100 million for Haiti relief since mid-August.
"What I'm doing, I'm doing from the heart because I love Haiti," Jean said.