Jennifer Lopez is using into her own pocket for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. During a press conference in New York City, the 48-year-old Out of Sight actress announced that she is donating $1 million to help the Caribbean island get back on its feet after the devastating effects of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Jennifer Lopez will donate $1 million to Hurricane Relief
The Shades of Blue actress, referring to her boyfriend, whose family comes from the Dominican Republic said:
Alex Rodriguez and I are utilizing all of our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports, and business to garner support,
She further added:
I am proud to be here to join Governor Cuomo and all New Yorkers to support the people of Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans are American citizens, and today Puerto Rico needs our help.
The announcement came a few days after Lopez revealed she hasn't heard news from her family members living in Puerto Rico.
Jennifer Lopez requesting people to help Puetro Rico Hurricane victims
New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched the Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort for the relief and Jennifer Lopez is serving its co-chair.
According to a press release from the Governor's office states, the effort will provide "the needed services, funds and goods to help the victims of Puerto Rico recover and rebuild, and provides opportunities for New York natives to contribute to the relief efforts.
In addition, on September 22, Lopez also posted an emotional video on Instagram in which she encouraged followers to help. Check it out.
This is not the first time that celebrities have taken stand for hurricane victims. Earlier Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) donated $25k to Harvey relief fund.