Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico

The U.S.is rallying relief efforts as Puerto Rico deals with a series of problems following Hurricane Maria.

Jennifer Lopez joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Puerto Rico over the weekend to provide support to those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Lopez is also said to be working together with Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks' J.J. Barea, ex-husband Marc Anthony, and the New York Yankees to raise more funds to ship necessities needed in the territory. This is the strongest hurricane to strike Puerto Rico in almost 90 years, and the consequences have been disastrous. They are now financing needs assessment efforts to identify and prioritize the most critical community needs, and long-term structural and power repairs to the most vulnerable communities.

Jennifer Lopez Donates $1 Million To Hurricane Relief In Puerto Rico

Cuomo said the federal government isn't doing enough to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

"The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back almost 20 to 30 years", Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez said.

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At least 10 people have died in Puerto Rico due to Maria, the strongest storm to hit the US territory since 1928.

Lopez, who was born in the Bronx, New York, but is of Puerto Rican heritage, is co-chairing New York state's recovery effort for the island territory.

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"We can't get people over to Puerto Rico immediately".

Lawmakers should remember, he said, that "this is a major disaster, not unlike Katrina or Sandy - there is going to be a hefty toll for us to make sure that we can reestablish normalcy and build Puerto Rico back stronger". "I can't even describe what it means and the people of Puerto Rico that NY not only promises support but also provides funds and supplies for aid". "[We] still haven't been able to hear from all of our family over there", she said. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico National Guard members were conducting similar clearance operations while also helping evacuate victims and installing temporary communications infrastructure. When Maria hit the island as a category 4 storm on September 20, its powerful winds stripped trees of leaves and bark, decimated rows of fields, and blew away plants (paywall).

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"Puerto Rico is part of the United States, and we need to take swift action", Rosselló told CNN.

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