Jennifer Lopez Pushes Hurricane Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico
On Sunday, Jennifer Lopez announced she will make a $1 million donation to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
The actress and entertainer initially put out a plea for help via social media after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico leaving the island in “apocalyptic” conditions with no water, power, or cell phones.
J. Lo, like many others, hasn’t been able to contact their loved ones.
Via Page Six:
“Today Puerto Rico needs our help,” J.Lo, who is co-chairing the effort, told the Javits Center crowd. “My cousins and I and all of our family still haven’t been able to hear from all of our family over there, we are concerned for them and for everyone on the island.”
Jennifer Lopez added that she and boyfriend Alex Rodriguezare piling their sway to “garner support for Puerto Rico and Caribbean relief efforts.”
“I will always be a New Yorker, I am a proud Puerto Rican and I cannot tell you what it meant to me and the people of Puerto Rico to see New York not only pledge their effort but for Gov. Cuomo to actually show up with resources and supplies,” the singer shared.
Jennifer Lopez, who spoke in both Emglish and Spanish, noted that Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and Hal Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees have also committed to making a “significant contribution” as well. The New York Mets are joining the effort too, asking fans attending games at Citi Field on September 25, 26 and 27 to bring donations to the ball game between.
Maria devastated the island nation, claiming at least 13 lives since it made landfall last week.