The rapper Pitbull, who lives in Miami, made an extremely generous decision to help cancer patients stranded in Puerto Rico. How? By lending his private jet.
The 36-year-old-rapper, whose real name is Armando Christian Pérez, is best known for his collaborations with other artists. Those artists include Kesha and Jennifer Lopez,
Pitbull sent his private jet to Puerto Rico, which was hit hard by Hurricane Maria. The jet carried the cancer patients to the United States where they could continue to receive treatment.
Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez thanked the singer in a Spanish-language tweet on Tuesday.
In English, her tweet reads: “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo.”
Pitbull issued a statement to PEOPLE on Tuesday, acknowledging the action, but the singer didn’t seem too impressed by his own actions.
He told People, “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part.”
Pitbull isn’t the only star helping Puerto Rico. Several others, including Jennifer Lopez who donated a million dollars, have been raising money to provide the ravaged island with electricity and running water.
“What’s on my mind is what’s going on in Puerto Rico. The devastation is beyond belief,” Lopez said in an Instagram post. “Me and my cousin still haven’t been able to hear from our families over there.”
She continued, “What’s foremost on my mind and many others is trying to figure out the best way to help…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.”
Pray for all of the people in Puerto Rico as they struggle to rebuild. Please pray that they aren’t hit by another hurricane during this hurricane season.
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