Jennifer Lopez and Others Are Donating Generously to Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico
Jennifer Lopez may still be Jenny from the Block, but that doesn’t stop her from caring about the world outside of her native New York City. On Sunday, Lopez — the Bronx-born daughter of Puerto Rican parents — joined New York governor Andrew Cuomo to announce she would be donating $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas show to support hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Nearly all of Puerto Rico is without power, and the island’s hospitals are reaching the end of their medical supplies. In the face of the region’s devastation, Lopez isn’t the only celebrity with ties to the affected region who’s raising awareness of the humanitarian crisis underway.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 24, 2017
Lopez’s boyfriend, the retired baseball star (and a New Yorker with family roots in the Dominican Republic) Alex Rodriguez and Puerto Rican-American ex-husband Marc Anthony have also been vocal about lending a hand. Actor Benicio Del Toro, singer Ricky Martin, “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee, and actor Rosie Perez have also made calls to action.
— Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) September 21, 2017
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TY for all for the ❤️! Heard from some family but not all.
Spread the word!
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) September 21, 2017
There are celeb-approved ways that YOU can help out too. One is to donate through the Hispanic Federation by texting “Unidos” plus the amount you wish to contribute to 4-144, or by visiting the organization’s donation webpage. The city of New York, which is home to a large Puerto Rican community, is also helping by sending donations of supplies to the island. Drop-off locations in New York City can be found here.
No matter what crazy stuff Trump is up to now let's keep in mind Puerto Rico really needs our attention and help. pic.twitter.com/SAPwMvx2KE
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 24, 2017
The government of Puerto Rico has also put together a guide for ways to help, which you can find here.
How will you help? Tell us @BritandCo.
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