After hurricanes tore by means of Texas, Florida and lots of Caribbean islands and an earthquake shook Mexico, celebrities from all industries have been declaring their help for these affected. You can now add Ricky Martin and Beyonce to that rising record.
Earlier this week, Martin, a Puerto Rico native, appeared on “Ellen” to explain the horrible situations many Puerto Ricans are going through following Hurricane Maria and to ask individuals to assist the island.
“We had been destroyed by a hurricane and it’s been very troublesome,” Martin mentioned on the present. “Right now, there isn’t a water, there isn’t a electrical energy, there isn’t a meals. There is not any medication. There is not any diesel for the mills that can make the hospital work. People are dying. So, as a Puerto Rican, because the American that I’m, I’m right here to ask to your assist.”
With clear emotion in his voice, the singer then described his personal difficulties contacting his brother on the island and his lack of ability to assist his sick father who can’t depart due to the harm executed to Puerto Rico’s airports.
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And Martin’s efforts to lift consciousness about Puerto Rico’s crises are already having an impact.
Ellen DeGeneres handed Martin an $80,000 verify from Cheerios and General Mills to donate to Martin’s reduction fund for Puerto Rico.
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Martin additionally directed viewers to donate on his YouCaring crowdfunding web site. As of now, YouCaring’s Hurricane Relief fund for Puerto Rico has raised roughly $1.35 million of its $2 million purpose with the assistance of greater than 17,000 donors.
Martin assured that donations will go towards supplying individuals on the island with bottled water, mosquito repellent, child wipes, and sanitizer, diapers, canned meals, child method, pet meals, blankets, pillows and towels.
Beyonce is utilizing her international platform to assist hurricane and earthquake victims.
Thursday evening, Beyonce dropped a shock single, which featured her singing in Spanish, English and French to a remix of J. Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente,” to lift cash for reduction efforts, based on The Associated Press.