Two days after Hurricane Maria tore through the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, leaving millions without power, pop star Jennifer Lopez revealed that she still hasn’t heard from her family that lives on the island.
The 48-year-old singer was born in the Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents and still has many family members living on the island.
She isn’t the only one making a plea for donations and aide to help the residents recover from the deadly storm. Ricki Martin, Marc Anthony and Rosie Perez are among the celebrities using their star power to raise awareness for the country in the aftermath of the storm.
“What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief,” JLo said in an Instagram post. “Me and my cousin still haven’t been able to hear from our families over there.
“What’s foremost on my mind and many others is trying to figure out the best way to help,” 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. Together we can help rebuild our island, and the Caribbean.”
Other stars have made moving pleas that have captured the hearts of everyone online.