In September 2017, Hurricane Maria formed in the Atlantic Ocean and headed towards North America. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma had already wreaked major havoc on the U.S., and Maria was poised to do the same.
As a result of Maria, people in Puerto Rico lost their homes, and some also lost members of their family. Miguel Olivera, a 75-year-old war vet who lives in Puerto Rico, was asked if the hurricane was worst than Vietnam. He sad the hurricane was definitely worse.
After feeling the heat from critics for not doing enough to help Puerto Rico, Trump finally took more decisive action. In particular, he waived the Jones Act, and old shipping law. By waiving the act for now, boats coming to aid Puerto Rico with things like food and medicine would be able to get there quicker and cheaper.
However, more help is needed from as many different sources as possible. Once source for Puerto Rico has come from someone who's best known for bringing the party, not bring relief. And that someone is Pitbull.
That's right, joining the cause is the man known as Lil' Chico, Mr. 305, and Mr. Worldwide. The guy who sings songs like "Timber" and "Give Me Everything." So how was Pitbull able to assist Puerto Rico?
Pitbull was able help out Puerto Rico by offering one major item. He's letting the island use his own private plane. And it's because there are some people who are in incredible need of transportation.
Pitbull's good deed was revealed in this thank-you tweet from Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzales. The English translation? "Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo," said Gonzales.
After Congresswoman Gonzales tweeted her thank you, people became aware of Pitbull's act of generosity. But for the rapper, making the offer seemed like a no brainer. "Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part," he said.
Other celebrities are also doing what they can to help Puerto Rico as much as possible. Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have all posted videos on Instagram to help raise awareness of the cause, and to raise money to help out the residents of Puerto Rico.
In her video, Jennifer Lopez said she hadn't heard from her family in Puerto Rico if they are safe. She added, " “Today, Puerto Rico needs our help. I urge you to support and donate to the efforts of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Areizaga. Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean."