You don’t have to be rich to help Puerto Rico recover from the hurricane
As you may already know and if you don’t then let me WAKE YOU THE F#CK UP real quick, the island of Puerto Rico was hit one week ago by a Category 4 hurricane that has left the U.S. territory absolutely DEVASTATED.
How devastated do you ask? Please take a moment to read through this, like really read through this, because it’s still even hard for me to believe that my homeland is going through this hardship right now.
The entire island is without power and it could take anywhere from 4-6 months for it to be restored completely.
There is little to no cell phone service on the island making it extremely difficult for people to contact their loved ones to let them know they are okay.
Drinkable water is running out, gasoline is low, food supplies are low due to the fact that many supermarkets have suffered damage therefore food is going bad quickly. The lines to even get gas or food are HOURS long.
The Guajataca Dam on the northwest side of the island is failing. Over 70,000 residents had to be evacuated from the area because of this.
The airport is a DISASTER with no AC, scarce food and water supplies and airlines canceling flights, it’s impossible for anyone to leave or come in, hospitals are running on power generators but they are running out of diesel. People are dying because of this…
With tears rolling down my face,it’s hard for me to keep going on about the conditions my people are living in right now. This is a humanitarian crisis and to make matters worse YOUR President (cause he sure as hell ain’t mine) Donald Trump denied Puerto Rico’s request to waive the Jones Act which prevents other countries from being able to bring supplies and aid to the island. He finally decided to waive the act a few hours ago, but there’s no telling how much aid PR missed out on while he was delaying this.
So while Donnie is busy tweeting about the NFL and making matters worse with North Korea, it is the celebrities, former presidents and most importantly the Puerto Ricans who left their home in pursuit of their dreams who have stepped up to the plate to help these fellow US citizens in need.
Boricua baddie J.Lo is donating $1,000,000 to PR as well as starting a humanitarian relief campaign with ex-hubby and fellow Puerto Rican Marc Anthony called “Somos Una Voz” with a number of other celebrities which will help accelerate the process of bringing aid to areas affected by natural disasters.
305 King Pitbull lent his private jet to transfer cancer patients from Puerto Rico to the USA so they can continue their treatments.
The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, loaned his private jet to his native Puerto Rican basketball player J.J. Barea to deliver supplies to the island as well.
The list goes on of the many people who have, without hesitation, done something for the island. They’ve done a whole hell lot more than President Trump has and that says a lot about his character and priorities!
You don’t have to be a celebrity to help, you don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to have much, you just have to have a heart. You never think it’s going to happen to where you live, to your people but when it does damn does it hurt — put yourself in the shoes of what all Puerto Ricans and I repeat US CITIZENS are going through… do SOMETHING. Whether it be volunteering or even donating $1 a day to one of the many organizations collecting funds for Puerto Rico, there is no donation or act of kindness too small.
Below are two reliable links you can donate at as well as drop off sites in NY to make your donations. For New Yorkers, the Puerto Rican Family Institute at 145 West 15th St. is also a good place to go if you’re looking to volunteer your time packing up boxes of supplies, loading trucks and even answering phones if you’re bilingual.
Some of the most needed supplies PR is in need of are: Diapers, Baby Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Batteries and First Aid Kits but ANYTHING HELPS.