Jennifer Lopez donates $1m to Puerto Rico relief

September 26, 2017
Debris lies on the ground near several houses where destroyed in the community La Perla in Old San Juan during Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico,yesterday.
Jennifer Lopez announces her new hurricane recovery efforts for Puerto Rico on Sunday.


Jennifer Lopez has pledged US$1 million towards hurricane relief efforts in her family's native land, Puerto Rico.

Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Governor 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 to hear from.

Fellow singer Ricky Martin has donated $100,000 to the relief effort and launched an online fundraiser.

Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee is sending four truckloads of supplies donated by his fans.

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