Jennifer Lopez and Ex-Husband Marc Anthony Launch Star-Studded Humanitarian Disaster Relief Initiative
By Alex Ungerman
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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are bringing big names together for disaster relief.
The former couple launched Somos Una Voz (We Are One Voice), a new initiative promoting awareness and humanitarian aid, on Tuesday, in response to recent natural disasters that have devastated many areas, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Florida, Texas and more.
Lopez's boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ed Sheeran and Lin-Manuel Miranda are just a few of the celebrities who have signed on for the star-studded initiative, which aims to raise money for American Red Cross, Reach Out Worldwide, United Way, United for Puerto Rico, as well as more charities to come.
"My cousin and I and our family still haven’t been able to hear from all of our family over there and we are concerned for them and everyone on the island," Lopez said in a press conference, before announcing she would donate $1 million to disaster relief. "Alex Rodriguez and I, who are both New Yorkers, are utilizing all of our resources and relationships in entertainment, sports and business to garner support for Puerto Rican and Caribbean relief efforts."
"With Marc Anthony, we are spearheading additional relief efforts and organizing the Latino community of artists and athletes to rush the relief that our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean desperately need," 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," Lopez asked her fans on Instagram last week. "Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean."