Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million to Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Jennifer Lopez Announces She's Donating $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Jennifer Lopez Announces She's Donating $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

"Our island of Puerto Rico has been hit by the two most devastating hurricanes we've ever seen Irma and Maria". It's killed at least 24 people, and it still continues to damage infrastructure throughout the region as a Category 2 hurricane.

Lopez's personal pledge? $1 million dollars from proceeds of her Las Vegas shows.

Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents and has family that lives on the island.

"I can not tell you what it meant to me and to the people of Puerto Rico to see NY not only pledge support but Governor Cuomo to actually show up with resources and supplies", Lopez said.

Taking a shot at President Donald Trump, the governor said, "instead of arguing with football players, instead of obsessing about how to take health care from the poor in this country, why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need".

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner have both committed to giving a "significant" contribution, Lopez said.

"My cousin and I and our family still haven't been able to hear from all of our family over there and we are concerned for them and for everybody on the island", she said, echoing the news she revealed on Thursday.

Likewise, she and ex-husband Marc Anthony, who still collaborate together on several projects, are working to mobilize more than 30 athletes and artists to get aid to the Caribbean and Mexico in the fastest way possible.

It will encourage people statewide to donate goods and will raise funds from the business community for relief organizations in Puerto Rico.

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