The stars are assembling to help those in need. After Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in almost 100 years, it could take half a year to restore power to all its 3.5 residents, so celebrities like Marc Anthony are using their star power to raise funds for the victims of the catastrophic natural disaster.
“During these past weeks, my island has faced the wrath of two historic hurricanes. It was Hurricane Irma and now Hurricane Maria as we all know, which has caused great devastation in Puerto Rico and the broader Caribbean. None the less, Puerto Rico became a haven for those in need from our neighboring islands, that says a lot about us,” explained the singer. “But today, Puerto Rico needs your help, and I’m calling on everyone to support and donate to the disaster relief effort of the First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló. United for Puerto Rico. Together we can change trajectories. UnitedForPuertoRico.com”
Meanwhile, Daddy Yankee partnered with the organization Feeding America. The Reguetton superstar recorder a video where fans can give with only clicking the donate button embedded within the video’s caption.
“We’re conscious of the situation that’s happening, and I’m worried about my family because I haven’t had the opportunity to speak to them. We’re all very worried. Not only for my family but also for my friends,” he said. “It’s very intense to be in the middle of a tour, and your heart is with your island At the same time, you have to work because work never stops, but you have to help your people.”
Another musical talent is Nicky Jam. The star is reaching out to his millions of fans via social media.
“I have my two daughters over there and my father and my grandmother. Almost all of them live near the beach. I haven’t been able to have any communication with any of them, and the airports are destroyed,” said the singer in a heartfelt video. “I’m going to do a concert so that all that all of the proceeds go to help Puerto Rico.”
“I’m going to do all that’s in my hands to help Puerto Rico so that Puerto Rico can get back on its feet again,” he promised.