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JLo donates $1m to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

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Stacy Diaz | 26 September, 2017, 13:26

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

J-Lo said: 'We are using all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean'. "I was there, I know what they're doing and I know the need and I can tell you that there's nothing that the federal government is doing that is anywhere close to approaching the need".

"What I'm saying is, all the hubbub about NFL football players, focus on Puerto Rico".

For his part, Yankee has donated $100,000 to Feed America and another $100,000 to the Red Cross.

Following a plea to the public for donations via several videos posted on her social media accounts, the singer/actress joined NY governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference announcing aid to the stricken island.

"With Mark Anthony, we are spearheading additional reliefs efforts and organizing the Latino community of artists and athletes to rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, P.R., and the Caribbean desperately need", Lopez added.

Even as the pop star on Sunday offered US$1 million (S$1.35 million) to Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by NY state to support the hurricane-battered United States island, she has roped in current flame Alex Rodriguez and former husband Marc Anthony to do more.

Jennifer also revealed bosses from the New York Yankees, who her boyfriend Alex used to play baseball for, and the Major League Baseball organization have pledged their support.

Here's the superstar inspires many others to follow her lead. "Today, Puerto Rico needs our help". "We are American citizens too", he tweeted.

Lopez and Anthony have asked the public to donate to United for Puerto Rico, an initiative from Beatriz Rosselló, the first lady of Puerto Rico.