The singer is still worried that she has not been able to contact her entire family on the island.
The American singer of Puerto Rican origin Jennifer Lopez said in New York today that she will donate one million dollars to several organizations dedicated to the reconstruction of Puerto Rico after the passage of Hurricane Maria.
López, who accompanied the governor of New York State in launching a campaign to collect aid, expressed concern that he shares with his cousin as he has not been able to contact his family on the island, where communication systems suffer serious problems.
“This is the strongest hurricane that has passed through Puerto Rico in almost 90 years and the damage is horrible, lives have been lost, there is no electric power across the island,” López explained in Spanish, who called for urgent support Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with donations.
“Alex Rodríguez and I are from New York and we are using all our resources and relationships in the entertainment, sports and business industries to get support,” said the artist in reference to her partner whose parents are Dominicans.
“Alex called me on the way here and told me that Rob Manfred of the MLB, and Hal Steinbrenner of the Yankees, are going to make a significant donation to this cause,” he added.
López also said that he is preparing a “special” activity with his ex-singer and salsa singer, Marc Anthony, with the “help of our Latino community”, which will involve more than 30 artists and athletes to support the Caribbean.
“We are also working with Mark Cuban and (Puerto Rican base) Jose Juan Barea, we have two planes full of first aid and generators, we just wait for the approval of the permit,” he explained.
López, who will donate one million dollars from the income of his show in Las Vegas to “various charities,” said that the people of Puerto Rico “are not alone” and that they have “faith” that the region “will get ahead”.
“Our people are not alone. I will always be New Yorker but I can not put into words what it meant for me to see that the people of New York City are helping us, “he said in appreciation of Governor Andrew Cuomo.