AceShowbiz - Jennifer Lopez is doing her part to help Latin community in the wake of the devastating Hurrican Irma in the Caribbean. The 48-year-old singer has just announced a $1-million-dollar donation to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico where her parents came from.
"What's foremost in my mind and many others, is trying to figure out the best way to help," she said. "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 to the efforts of the first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rossello. Together we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean."
"With Marc Anthony, we are spearheading additional relief efforts and organizing the Latino community of artists and athletes to rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean desperately need," she went on.
"We're working with Mark Cuban and Jose Barea. We have two team planes filled with supplies and generators awaiting to, awaiting air clearance to depart, land and unload these much-needed supplies in San Juan. And I will be donating $1 million from the proceeds of my Las Vegas show to the designated beneficiary charitable and NGO organizations."
In a recent Instagram video, J.Lo revealed that she lost contact with her family in Puerto Rico after the natural disaster. "The devastation is beyond belief," she said backstage at her residency show at Planet Hollywood. "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there."
Fellow Latina star Salma Hayek donated $100,000 for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Shawn Mendes who was in Mexico when the earthquake happened and saw "the impact of the damage firsthand" also donated $100,00 to Red Cross.