There’s a lot more to Selena Gomez than her character on Wizards of Waverly Place and her sweet voice crooning Love You Like A Love Song. Her composure consists of way more than being Justin Bieber’s beloved girlfriend, too. She is a UNICEF ambassador, and right now she’s urging people to help raise money in an effort to save children in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
According to a report from UNICEF.org, Selena took to her Twitter account last week and urged her 11 million followers to heed the call to help save a million children from dying of malnutrition. Called ‘Sound the Alarm,’ its aim is to raise funds that will directly help these African children.
“Let’s make #SahelNOW a trending topic,” she tweeted.
Very loyal to her fans, Selena knows her fans are loyal to her as well. And that’s why she believes they will answer her call for help.
“I have very loyal and active fans. Through social media I have a platform that enables me to reach them in real time and mobilize them to take action,” she says.
UNICEF doesn’t use their ‘Sound the Alarm’ program unless things have become dire. The plight of the children in these regions of West and Central Africa must be horrific for ambassadors to be using social media in an effort to solicit help.
“The situation is urgent and these children need our immediate help. I want people to know that together with UNICEF, we have the ability to prevent their deaths,” Selena Gomez says.
Both Selena and Justin Bieber are known as much for their generous hearts as they are for their celebrity status. Both active philanthropists, they also do a hefty share of hands-on volunteer work. The causes nearest and dearest to their hearts are those that benefit the world’s children.
You can see Selena Gomez in a video plea for UNICEF by clicking here.
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