Pitbull generously offered aid to Puerto Rico after devastation from Hurricane Maria wiped out power through the entire island.
On Tuesday (Sept. 27) Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González tweeted her thanks to the rapper. She said, “Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo.”
— Jenniffer González (@Jenniffer2012) September 26, 2017
Pitbull later responded to praise in a statement to The Daily News. “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part,” he explained.
This is not the first big act of charity from Pitbull. In 2013, he opened a public charter school - The Sports Leadership And Management Academy - in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. He plans to open a second school next year in Baltimore.
Many other artists have also urged people to donate to Puerto Rico hurricane efforts. Ricky Martin has set up his own YouCaring crowdfunding page to collect donations, while Jennifer Lopez donated $1 million and partnered with ex-husband Marc Anthony for additional relief efforts.