Cuomo announces coordinated Puerto Rico relief effort

Cuomo announces coordinated Puerto Rico relief effort

The Shades of Blue actress, 48, spoke during a press conference at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday, September 24, and offered her support to the island that was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

After asking the public at large to donate aid to Puerto Rico via several videos on her social media, Jennifer Lopez has put her money where her mouth is - big time.

A delegation of US elected officials is headed to Washington D.C.to urge the federal government to give Puerto Rico the same level of assistance and urgency that it gave to help Texas and Florida in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Velazquez, who on Friday traveled with Cuomo to Puerto Rico on a relief flight to deliver essential supplies, also gave an account of just how severe the damage is on the ground. During his visit, Cuomo said he witnessed "breathtaking" devastation.

A donation drive will collect supplies like batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, cases of water and feminine hygiene products at spots across the city and state.

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Aside from her own hefty donation, Lopez said that those who have already pledged to help in a major way are the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball.

"The consequences have been disastrous", she said, adding she still hasn't been able to get in touch with some relatives on the island.

He said: 'Yesterday we saw an entire island of Americans without power. "And those are the people in Puerto Rico".

He pushed the federal government to do more for Puerto Rico, saying New York's congressional delegation would stand up for the island, which is a commonwealth and has a non-voting rep in Congress.

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