Celebrities are just like us and can be personally affected by natural disasters. This is the case with celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Ricky Martin.
Lopez took to social media to implore her fans to help with the aftermath of devasting Hurricane Maria. The island of Puerto Rico is under complete ruin as all 100% of the island is without power.
Lopez, wearing no makeup, took to Instagram to make a call to action to let the public know she still hasn’t been able to contact her family that lives on the island.
“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.”
She goes on to say that the island really needs international help and that the devastation has been absolutely tremendous.
This hurricane season has been exceptionally difficult as there have been multiple powerful storms that have multiple lives, devasted thousands, and will cost billions of dollars all over this country and surrounding islands. While it’s exceptionally important that we lend a hand to our neighboring states, it’s also imperative we don’t forget the islands that won’t have the support of governments and citizens that can donate resources and time.
Rebuilding after a cataphoric hurricane or any natural disaster takes money and time. There is also the prospect of search and rescue as well as clean up. It’s incredibly difficult for a community to even go about those next integral steps without having power. It will take time and a concerted effort and some of that help must come from different parts of the world.
It’s a possibility that Lopez’s family is fine but simply don’t have access to a way to contact her. Although many didn’t fare well and lives were lost, the rebuilding and grieving process will be arduous and hard fought. Here’s hoping that Lopez makes contact with her affected family soon.