Celebrities Unite To Support Puerto Rico After Hurricane
In times of troubles, humanity gets tested by their compassion and unity. Last August, parts of the United States as well as the Caribbean have been destroyed by three different hurricanes. The most powerful people like businessmen and the biggest celebrities unite not just to help those who were affected but also encouraged everyone to help out in any way they possibly can. This time, another hurricane just hit Puerto Rico, and some of the biggest celebrities did it again.
Most people, Americans or not, are thinking why so many people in the United States are so keen on helping Puerto Rico, especially celebrities. Well, for the benefit of the doubt, Puerto Rico is, in fact, a U.S. territory just like Guam. That is why a lot of people are actually criticizing U.S. President, Donald Trump, for not really caring that much about what happened to Puerto Rico. People in Puerto Rico are actually U.S. Citizens.
Latino Celebrities Unite
The biggest Latin celebrities in Hollywood got together to be able to help those who were affected by Hurricane Maria. Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, Gloria Estefan, Nicky Jam, and Emilio Estefan took a plane all together to fly to Puerto Rico. The said aircraft also carry tons of food, water, and other necessities that will, of course, be given to those who were affected.
According to the editor-in-chief of People Espanol, Armando Correa, who is also a part of the trip, “The idea is to bring help to the people of Puerto Rico and at the same time, bring awareness to the entire world about the humanitarian crisis that is happening on the island.”
Their plane arrived at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on Monday morning and the stars immediately attended a press conference at the terminal. “More than a million Puerto Ricans are without drinking water, without electricity, without food. In the United States, many have been unable to communicate with their families for more than a week, without knowing the conditions they have been in since the hurricane,” Correa explained. The celebrities then started sharing their journey on their social media pages.
This trip was actually sponsored by Jetblue’s 100x35JetBlue program, which the airline actually established to be able to help relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The name of the program is specifically chosen to show their commitment to aiding Puerto Rico over the next 100 days through 35 initiatives. Their official website even reads, “to support the urgent needs of their crew members and customers as well as the communities in Puerto Rico.”
Other Celebrities Who Are
There are some celebrities who of course cannot really be here personally, so some of them made sure that they will still be able to help. Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Daddy Yankee, and more, will be doing a benefit show known as the Tidal X Brooklyn on October 17, with special appearances of Rosie Perez and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who are both New Yorkers with Puerto Rican parents.
J-all already pledged to give a million dollars to hurricane-relief. Tidal announced that all the proceeds will go to New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico. It would then cover the cost of cargo plans to be able send out some goods for the people affected by Hurricane Maria.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) September 28, 2017
“After seeing the terrible devastation in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands firsthand, it is clear that those affected by these natural disasters need our help more than ever. We must do everything we can to help these communities rebuild, and I encourage all New Yorkers to join us in our efforts,” Cuomo stated. New York is home to a lot of Puerto Ricans, they even have a Puerto Rican Day Parade that they celebrate every year.
#PuBerMe With Stephen Colbert
Late Night host, Stephen Colbert, managed to think of one of the most creative and hilarious ways to be sought for support in the campaign for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.
“I’m happy to announce that for every celebrity who posts their awkward teenage photos with the hashtags #PuberMe and #PuertoRicoRelief, the AmeriCone Dream Foundation will donate $1,000 to One America Appeal,” Colbert announced on his show. Celebrities such as Josh Gad, Conan O’Brien, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, America Ferrera, Ryan Seacrest, and Reese Witherspoon, didn’t even think twice of twitting out their most embarrassing teenage photos for the benefit of Puerto Rico.
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