The Associated Press reports:
Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family’s native Puerto Rico. Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Lopez says she’s also enlisting the help of her boyfriend, former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, and her ex-husband, Marc Anthony. The 48-year-old Lopez was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents. She says she still has family on the island that she has yet hear from.
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Ricky Martin has donated $100,000 (£74,000) to a crowdfunding campaign he launched to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico.
The Category 4 storm’s winds of up to 175 miles per hour decimated the Caribbean island last week (ends22Sep17), and the Livin’ La Vida Loca singer has now launched a YouCaring fundraising campaign to help those piecing their lives back together following the hurricane. The initiative has helped to raise $300,000 so far.
“Puerto Rico is going through one of the toughest times in its history, and the island desperately needs us,” Martin says. “Hurricane Maria left devastating damage and affected hundreds of thousands – that’s why I decided to create this fundraiser to help provide basic needs and rebuild all that was lost.