When 45 wouldn’t step up, these celebs did.
12 People Who Came To Puerto Rico’s Rescue Instead Of Trump was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. Donald Trump
From day one, the Trump administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has proved to be insufficient. Hurricane Maria caused 16 deaths and left 3.5 million people without clean water. A majority of the island remains in the dark. Trump visited the island after heavy criticism of San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and a harsh rebuke of Puerto Rico’s budget. A bevy of celebrities had enough and gathered their resources to aid the victims devastated by Hurricane Maria.
The Miami rapper was one of the first celebrities to answer the call by sending a private plane of supplies to the island. “Thank God we’re blessed to help,” the rapper said in an interview with the New York Daily News.
3. Jay Z
The rapper and mogul teamed up with fellow New York native Fat Joe to hold large scale donation drives in NYC in conjunction with TIDAL. Their efforts filled up five planes of supplies, weighing over 20 million pounds.
The singer hopped on the remix to J Balvin’s “Mi Gente.” All the proceeds will go to benefit hurricane victims.
5. Bethenny Frankel
The “Real Housewives of New York” star loaded four plane full of supplies and hand delivered them to the people of Puerto Rico.
6. Lin-Manuel Miranda
After reading Trump for filth on Twitter, the Tony Award-Winner put his musicianship to use and created a benefit song titled, “Almost Like Praying.”
7. Ricky Martin
The singer has been on the ground visiting hospitals and passing out supplies to the victims of Hurricane Maria.
8. Gloria Estefan & José Andrés
The legendary singer and celebrity chef were also on the ground in Puerto Rico. Andrés feeds thousands of people a day through his initiative World Central Kitchen.
9. Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez
The power couple banded together to donate $1 million to hurricane relief efforts.