Pitbull Sends His Private Jet to Evacuate Cancer Patients From Puerto Rico After Hurricane

The 'Timber' rapper is praised for lending his private plane to move cancer patients to the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

AceShowbiz - %cPitbull% took action to help relief efforts after Hurricane Maria rocked Puerto Rico and its surrounding areas. The 36-year-old rapper whose real name is Armando Christian Perez sent his private plane to move cancer patients to the U.S. following the natural disaster.

"Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo," Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez revealed on Twitter. The musician responded in a brief statement, "Thank God we're blessed to help. Just doing my part."

According to reports, Puerto Rico was completely without power after the hurricane. More than a dozen people died, buildings were destroyed, and there was widespread looting. Dominica government spokesman Charles Jong said they have "gone into survival mode."

%cJennifer Lopez% recently said that she lost contact with her family after the hurricane mercilessly ravaged the Caribbean. "Me and my cousin still haven't been able to hear from our families over there," so the singer opened up in an Instagram video message.

She donated $1 million from the proceeds of her Las Vegas residency show. She also teamed up with ex-husband %cMarc Anthony% to spearhead additional relief efforts. "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," she said. "Together we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean."

%cShawn Mendes% who was in Mexico when the earthquake happened and saw "the impact of the damage firsthand" made a $100,00 donation to Red Cross. "The whole building was shaking pretty severely, but we were fortunate to be somewhere that was structurally sound enough to withstand it," he remembered.

%cSalma Hayek% also donated $100,000. Other latin stars rallying to raise funds to help the community included %cRicky Martin% and %cDaddy Yankee%.

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