As we all know by now, the situation in the U.S territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is a horrific nightmare. The majority of both islands do not have power still after a month. There is a severe shortage of clean drinking water. Life and death among Americans – the richest country in the world – and pathetic doesn’t begin to describe it. There are a lot of organizations and philanthropists pitching in, but there is so much need.
Composer Lin Manuel Miranda wrote a song for Puerto Rico with all proceeds going to help the island rebuild. The song shouts out every single town on the island and features one big star after the other. Beyonce and J Balvin released a remix of the song Mi Gente, and all proceeds to to hurricane relief. Also, other musical superstars have been using their platform to raise money for relief including J-Lo, Marc Anthony, and Alex Rodriguez with Somos Una Voz, and Beyonce, Jay Z, and Fat Joe with Tidal, and again all proceeds go to hurricane relief.
Please open your ears, hearts, and wallets for islands that give us so much in terms of culture and happiness.