Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Jennifer Lopez Pledges $1 MillionToward Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Jennifer Lopez has announced she will donate $1 million towards hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

The singer made the announcement alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference in New York City Sunday. Both Lopez and her boyfriend, former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez will contribute to aid following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.“Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both NewYorkers, are using all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,” she said. “We are working day and night to identify the needs.

”The full press conference can be viewedbelow.#PuertoRiconeeds our help. Thank you@JLofor joining us today.https://t.co/VFHVcMu4To— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo)September 24, 2017Last week, Lopez addressed her fans on Instagram, raising awareness of the devastation in Puerto Rico.

She urged her followers to support and donate to relief, and revealed that she has not yet been able to make contact with her family that has been affected by the storms. “What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico,” she said. “The devastation is beyond belief. Me and mycousin still haven’t been able to hear from our families over there.

What’s foremost in my mind and many others, is trying to figure out the best way to help. Our island of Puerto Rico has been hit by the two most devastating hurricanes we’ve ever seen Irma and Maria. Today, Puerto Rico needs our help.

I urge you to support and donate tothe efforts of the first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló. Together we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean.”