Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez was one of many people worried about their loved ones in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. The island was hit by the natural force and left all of them with no electricity and unable to connect to the outside world. Thankfully, the Bronx-diva has now received word from her family members and she shared her excitement with all of her followers on Instagram. “After a long 6 days we found the last of the family!” Lopez, wrote in the caption. “Now the rebuilding begins!! #tiotomas #titiadela #familia #puertorico #unidosporpuertorico #LOVE #lovemakestheworldgoround #TioNegroImissyou.”

Shortly after the hurricane took Puerto Rico, JLo took to her social media and expressed her anguish about her loved ones, but also to start the relief efforts for the victims. "Hi, I’m Jennifer Lopez. Not my most glamorous look right now I know, I’m working in Vegas right now, but that’s not really important," she said in a video that she posted on Instagram. "What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico, the devastation is beyond belief. Me and my cousins still haven’t been able to hear from our families over there."

Lopez continued: "Foremost on my mind and many others is trying to figure out the best way to help. The island of Puerto Rico has been hit by two of the most devastating hurricanes we have ever seen: Irma and Maria. Today Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló. Together we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean. Los quiero y nuestras oraciones están con ustedes."

Our Latin diva did not stop there as she donated $1 million dollars to the relief efforts that will surely help many people in need. "I will be donating one million dollars from the proceeds of my Las Vegas show to the designated beneficiaries—charitable and NGO organizations," she said in a statement. "I’ve been so moved by the initial responses for support from our friends and associates in entertainment and business. They have been overwhelming. Nobody said no. Anybody we’ve called is right there asking what they can do, they’re all very eager to help."

"With Marc Antony, we are spearheading additional relief efforts and organizing the Latino community of artists and athletes to rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean desperately need," the Bronx-diva added. "We’re working with Mark Cuban and J.J. Barea. We have two team planes filled with supplies and generators awaiting air clearance to depart, land, and unload these much-needed supplies in San Juan. And I will be donating one million dollars from the proceeds of my Las Vegas show to the designated beneficiaries—charitable and NGO organizations."

"I will always be a New Yorker. I am a proud Puerto Rican. And I cannot tell you what it meant to me and the people of Puerto Rico to see New York not only pledge their support, but for Governor Cuomo to actually show up with resources and supplies. Nadia, you too. Governor, you sent a message to all Puerto Ricans that New Yorker stand with you. It is now time for all Americans to be front and center in helping to bring awareness and solutions to the task of rebuilding Puerto Rico. Thank you so much, Governor, for your leadership and your support for the people of Puerto Rico."

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