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Jennifer Lopez makes $1 million donation to Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez makes $1 million donation to Puerto Rico

The California Democrat also said that the people of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands "deserve to know that their government will be there for them, without question or hesitation". This u.s. territory of more than 3 million inhabitants, is now immersed in the dark.

A local doctor plans to deliver medical supplies Tuesday to the hurricane-ravaged island of Puerto Rico. Officials estimate the storm also destroyed around 80 percent of the island's crop value, while a dam compromised by heavy rain is causing worries about flooding and accessibility of drinking water.

"I'd rather be wrong on that front than doing nothing and having that fail and costing people lives", he said in an interview with CNN.

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez of NY said she will request a one-year waiver from the Jones Act, a federal law blamed for driving up prices on Puerto Rico by requiring cargo shipments there to move only on U.S. vessels as a means of supporting the U.S. maritime industry.

"Puerto Ricans are American citizens, and today Puerto Ricans need our help", she said.

The statewide collection of supplies and money will go to help the USA territory that was seriously damaged by Hurricane Maria.

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"Our focus and priority continues to be on the safety and health of our employees and the recovery efforts for all the families of Puerto Rico", said Crowley's John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico services.

"We are sending out a cargo plane full of supplies that will be received by San Juan's mayor, who will then support the efforts to disperse them throughout the island, to the hardest-hit areas", Pacione-Zayas said.

Trump hasn't addressed Puerto Rico on Twitter since last Wednesday. Infrastructure on the island was heavily damaged many roads and bridges were knocked out and parts of the island are without running water.

Photo Jennifer Lopez, at a news conference on Sunday, announcing hurricane-relief efforts for Puerto Rico. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) Ivan Lopez, 51, chips in to to help his neighbors.

Ms Patel announced the latest wave of UK Government support as she visited HMS Ocean, which on Friday delivered 60 tonnes of UK aid to the Caribbean, nearly doubling the amount of aid in the region.

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