Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced the creation of Somos Una Voz (We’re Once Voice) on Wednesday, a humanitarian relief initiative for Puerto Rico, an alliance which includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood, the world of sports and the arts.
Together they have over 1 billion social media followers to help raise awareness of the critical situation and also raise donations for those in need. The Somos Una Voz alliance is working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power, and communications to those in need that were affected by recent natural disasters.
Funds raised will be distributed among the American Red Cross, Reach Out Worldwide, United Way, United for Puerto Rico, and more beneficiaries to be announced.
A week after Hurricane Maria hit, millions are struggling for basic necessities like adequate food, water, fuel and electricity. Eighty percent of the island’s transmission lines are down, and power may not be restored for at least a month.