Jennifer Lopez posted a candid video on social media last night to reveal how the devastation in Puerto Rico has affected her own family.
Lopez took to Instagram to deliver an emotional plea for donations and aid for the residents of Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Maria and Irma. The singer not only encouraged others to support relief efforts but also revealed that she has yet to make contact with her Puerto Rican family members. She wrote, “What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief. Me and my cousin still haven’t been able to hear from our families over there.”
Hurricane Maria arrived just days after Hurricane Irma tore through Puerto Rico before making landfall in Florida. The entire small island nation lost power as a result of the storms, which may take up to six months to restore. Lopez continued, “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.” She ended the video by encouraging fans to donate at United for Puerto Rico.
Our hearts go out to Lopez’s family and the country as a whole.