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These Puerto Rican Celebrities Are Stepping Up After Hurricane Maria

"It is now time for all Americans to be front and center in helping to bring awareness and solutions to the task of rebuilding Puerto Rico" —Jennifer Lopez

Posted on September 25, 2017, at 8:22 p.m. ET

While still recovering from the recent Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria last week.

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The majority of the island is still without power.

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Puerto Rican celebrities have been quick to action. Here are some big names who have drawn attention and donated to relief efforts:

1. Jennifer Lopez

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hello hello hello:

Lin-Manuel Miranda / Via Twitter: @Lin_Manuel

The Tony winning creator of Hamilton partnered with the Hispanic Federation to create a fund for Hurricane Maria relief. "There's a lot that needs to be done over the next few months," he said in a video posted on Twitter. "The work begins here."

3. Gina Rodriguez

Join The CW family and @DirectRelief to raise donations for the victims of Hurricane Maria:

CW Network / Via Twitter: @TheCW

In addition to echoing Miranda's call for donations to the Hispanic Federation on Twitter, Rodriguez and her fellow Puerto Rican Jane the Virgin castmates Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll called for donations to DirectRelief through a video The CW posted. "We are stronger together," Rodriguez said.

4. Daddy Yankee

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In addition to donating $1 million to Feed America and another $1 million to the Red Cross, the "Despacito" rapper went live on Telemundo to get viewers to donate to Todos Unidos.

5. Luis Fonsi

6. Aubrey Plaza

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Plaza posted a link on Twitter to a Genorosity by Indiegogo fund that has already raised nearly $500,000 for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. "🇵🇷❤️🇵🇷," she tweeted.

7. Carmelo Anthony

I’ve set up a @YouCaring page to aid the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We need your help in this fight. Donate:…

Carmelo Anthony / Via Twitter: @carmeloanthony

NBA star Anthony created a YouCaring link through the Carmelo Anthony Foundation, dedicated to relief efforts in Puerto Rico. It has raised more than $210,000 so far.

8. Ricky Martin

My people are in need. Please help me

Ricky Martin / Via Twitter: @ricky_martin

Like Anthony, Martin organized a fund on YouCaring to donate to the people of Puerto Rico that has raised nearly $350,000 so far. "Puerto Rico needs you at the moment," Martin said. "Just $1 would make a difference."

9. La La Anthony

Please retweet and continue to help us spread the word to help our sisters and brothers in need 🙏🏽 CON FUERZA 🇵🇷…

LA LA / Via Twitter: @lala

The Power star made a video she posted on Twitter, noting she hasn't heard from her family in Puerto Rico and calling for donations to United for Puerto Rico.

10. Benicio Del Toro

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In a heartfelt video obtained by People, Del Toro joined the call for donations to United for Puerto Rico. "Nothing you’ve read or watched on TV compares to the destruction we see with our very eyes," he read from a quote in the video.

11. Marc Anthony

Please help us spread the word to help our fellow brothers and sisters in need.

Marc Anthony / Via Twitter: @MarcAnthony

Marc Anthony posted a video on Twitter in English and Spanish, asking for people to donate to United for Puerto Rico to help his homeland "rebuild and come out of these storms stronger than ever."

12. Roselyn Sánchez

13. Maxwell

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The musician has called for people to donate to United for Puerto Rico. He even posted a tweet with different hotline numbers Puerto Ricans can call to check on family.

14. Rosie Perez

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In addition to joining Voices for Puerto Rico, Perez has also taken her relief efforts to the local level, working with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio at a donation drive in Brooklyn.

15. Wisin

16. Yandel

Para donaciones visita: o Ayudenme por favor a sacar nuestra Isla…

Yandel / Via Twitter: @yandeloficial

Like his former bandmate Wisin, Yandel is working with United for Puerto Rico to help his home country, posting a video on his Twitter.

17. Justina Machado

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The One Day at a Time star joined her friend Sánchez in working with Voices for Puerto Rico, even reposting Sánchez's Instagram video of them meeting with Puerto Rican entertainers, who brainstormed more relief ideas for the island.

18. Residente

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On Instagram, the rapper posted that he's been hosting drives at his concerts, asking for fans to donate food, toiletries, and tools for those in Puerto Rico.

19. Luis Guzmán

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The actor joined other celebrities with a plea to donate to Voices for Puerto Rico. "We have been hit hard," he said in a video on the relief fund's website. "We need all of us together, coming together, to help support this cause."


Scrubs actor Judy Reyes did a video for Voice for Puerto Rico — she is Dominican, not Puerto Rican, and has been removed from this post.

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