Jennifer Lopez donated $1 million to hurricane relief. The star made the donation along with her couple, Alex Rodriguez. The pair is the most recent celebrities to jump in to help the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.
Kind heartfelt gesture
Superstar Jlo is donating $1 million from proceeds of her Las Vegas show to help provide hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
She made the announcement on Monday – in English and Spanish – during a press conference. Along with New York governor Andrew Cuomo, which was live-streamed on Twitter.
Shortly before introducing Gov. Cuomo, she expressed concern that she was unable to reach family members in the island and committed to doing everything possible to help the victims of Hurricane Maria and in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.
“Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are utilizing all our resources and relationships in the entertainment, sports, and business to garner support for Puerto Rican and Caribbean relief efforts,” Lopez said.
Lopez also said she is working with Mark Cuban and Dallas Mavericks Puerto Rican player J.J. Barea. Who have two airplanes full of help and generators ready to fly to the island.
“We are working day and night to identify the needs,” Lopez said to thundering applause.
The star also participated in TV fundraising this past weekend. She taped a message for Univision and was live on Telemundo to encourage people to donate to the Red Cross. All to help in its disaster relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and communities devastated by the earthquake in Mexico.
Jumping into rebuild Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican singer-rapper Daddy Yankee, who has been making personal appeals during his recent concerts in New York and Chicago.
On Monday night he donated $100,000 to the Red Cross during Telemundo’s telethon, a sum matched by host Don Francisco.
On Tuesday morning, the musician shared on CNN’s New Day that just like Jennifer Lopez, he is also donating $1 million to “rebuild the island.”
“I still live in Puerto Rico so I know the struggle that we’re going through right now,” he told CNN’s, Alisyn Camerota.
This weekend, he made calls to action in both Univision and Telemundo telethons.
Source: LA Times