MLB Announces $1 Million Donation to Puerto Rico, Mexico Disaster Relief Efforts

26 September, 2017, 07:04 | Author: Christian Benson
  • Hurricane Maria knocked out power for the entire island of Puerto

Jennifer Lopez has donated $1 million (£741,100) to the victims of the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico.

An early damage estimate from the storm was set at $80 million, per Luis Ferre-Sadurni and Frances Robles of the New York Times. "Together, we can help rebuild our island and the Caribbean".

Sixty members of the New York Army National Guard, four Blackhawk helicopters and 50 state troopers are on standby and could be deployed to Puerto Rico to aid with the recovery, according to the governor's office.

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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", said Lopez.

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

The Bronx-diva is donating proceeds from her Las Vegas show to help all those affected by the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

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Jennifer also revealed bosses from the New York Yankees, who her boyfriend Alex used to play baseball for, and the Major League Baseball organisation have pledged their support. But Public Affairs Secretary Ramon Rosario Rosario said in a statement that the dam's "fissure was big and it will collapse at any minute".

Engineers on Sunday planned to inspect the roughly 90-year-old Guajataca Dam, which holds back a reservoir covering about 2 square miles in northwest Puerto Rico. The week before, Cuomo traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma.

"Nobody said no", she said.

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It also said Defense Minister Florence Parly is ordering a new patrol ship to be permanently stationed in the Caribbean to help with future storms and to fight trafficking.

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