Just days after making a $1 million donation to help recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Jennifer Lopez has teamed up with ex-husband Marc Anthony to create a celebrity-backed initiative to help those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico.
The pair, who are both of Puerto Rican descent, on Wednesday announced "Somos Una Voz" (We Are One Voice), an alliance of artists "working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters."
Among those who have joined the effort are Alejandro Sanz, Alex Rodriguez, Bruno Mars, Chayanne, Daddy Yankee, Ed Sheeran, Edward Norton, Enrique Santos, Fat Joe, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lin Manuel Miranda, Luis Fonsi, Mario Domm, Nicky Jam, Paul Simon, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, Vin Diesel and more.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló said on Monday the island was on the brink of a "humanitarian crisis" as most of its 3.5 million residents are still without power, water and fuel. Meanwhile, Donald Trump on Monday responded to criticism of a slow federal response by reminding Puerto Ricans (who are largely without power), via Twitter, that the island has "massive debt" and owes "billions of dollars to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."
When announcing her personal donation on Sunday, Lopez was joined by boyfriend Alex Rodriquez and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who also revealed the state's own efforts to help Puerto Rico.
"Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are using all our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean,” Lopez said at the time.
Anthony shared an emotional message on social media over the weekend. "Don’t lose faith," he said. "In moments like this, it’s easy to get desperate and you feel like you're alone. You’re not. We are on our way. Help is on its way."
To make a donation or learn more about Somos Una Voz, click here. All proceeds are going to the American Red Cross, Reach Out Worldwide, United Way and United for Puerto Rico, with other organizations expected to announced.
Other organizations help Puerto Rico include United For Puerto Rico, which was launched by Puerto Rico First Lady Beatriz Rosselló, as well as Unidos, which is spearheaded by the Hispanic Federation, one of the most trusted Latino non-profits.