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Jennifer Lopez Makes Generous Donation To Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

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Jennifer Lopez let her big heart show on Sunday when she pledged a $1 million donation to the relief effort in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the Caribbean island.

Lopez, who is the co-chair of the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort, announced her contribution in a press conference alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday, Page Six reports.

“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 effort but for Gov. Cuomo to actually show up with resources and supplies,” Lopez said.

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“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,” the singer added.

Not only is Lopez working with her current boyfriend for hurricane relief, but is also teaming up with ex-husband Marc Anthony and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

“With Mark Anthony, we are spearheading additional reliefs efforts and organizing the Latino community of artists and athletes to rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, P.R., and the Caribbean desperately need,” Lopez added. “We are working with Mark Cuban and Jose Alvara, and we have two team planes filled with supplies and generators awaiting air clearance to depart, land, and unload these much need supplies in San Jose.”

Hurricane Maria hit the American territory island on Wednesday, but much of the island is left without power or clean water almost a week later. Lopez, who has family in Puerto Rico, is making the donation with proceeds from her recent Las Vegas concerts.