Jennifer Lopez Donating One Million Dollars to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

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The 48-year-old's family hails from the Caribbean island and she has been urging her fans to donate to Hurricane Maria relief efforts after the storm decimated Puerto Rico earlier this week (ends24Sep17).

Major League Baseball today announced a $1 million contribution to assist communities impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the quake in Mexico.

Cuomo said it will take billions of dollars in the long term to help the island recover, money that will have to come from the federal government.

A donation drive will collect supplies like batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, cases of water and feminine hygiene products at spots across the city and state.

Jennifer Lopez has always been a proud Boricua and today she stepped up to help her beloved isla in a big way.

Lopez, who is of Puerto Rican descent and was born in the Bronx, said she hasn't been able to reach all of her family on the island. "Lives have been lost".

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Across Puerto Rico, more than 15,000 people are in shelters, including some 2,000 rescued from the north coastal town of Toa Baja.

Cuomo traveled to Puerto Rico Friday with emergency responders.

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The congressional delegation will include New York Congressional Democrats, Reps.

Teams of doctors and nurses will be heading from NY to Puerto Rico, and the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey will send 45 aviation specialists to help at damaged San Juan International Airport and other airports.

Cuomo also made a reference to Republican President Donald Trump's comments criticizing athletes who protest during the national anthem, saying "instead of arguing with football players. why don't we put the politics aside and focus on helping Americans in desperate need".

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