JAY-Z's streaming company, TIDAL, has announced that it has officially partnered with Governor Cuomo's Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, and will be filling a 200,000-pound cargo plane full of supplies to help aid hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
The company is also calling on the support of others, asking for those looking to get involved to drop off much-needed supplies, such as batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, water and feminine hygiene products.
Per TIDAL, those in New York state can visit one of 19 drop-off locations, with monetary donations also being accepted at TIDAL.com/PuertoRico. The plane will take off on Oct. 7, with donations being collected until Oct. 5.
Several celebrities, including Rihanna and Cardi B, have been utilizing their platforms to continue raising money and supplies for the areas affected by recent hurricanes, Harvey, Irma and Maria, respectively.
"My heart goes out to every single individual that has suffered as a result of this Hurricane," Fat Joe shared, promoting the new initiative. "Watching from the sidelines has been heartbreaking - let's fill that plane and help our brothers and sisters! Even the smallest contribution will go a long way."
#Repost @therealnoreaga ・・・ This post is to support #PuertoRico , @fatjoe and @tidal, I just wish they involved me to help. To support this post is 1 thing, but I wanted to help personally. I haven't been able to speak to my own family. Not once!! I wanted to help hand to hand, but was told they have big Enough stars already. My heart is bigger then any star any one can provide. I put my whole career on the line for Puerto Rico, and introduced #Reggatone to Americans single handedly, but it's not about me. I just wanna help In Any way I can so I will do so!!! Saturday Jacob Javits Center in New York City is taking all your donations water, batteries, canned food, toilet paper, baby food, toiletries and medicine. Please every one go there and help donate as I am too #PrayForPuertoRico 🙏🏾🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷
The damage from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has resulted in a devastating humanitarian crisis for the U.S. territory, with many criticizing Donald Trump for his lack of concern regarding coming to the aid of the hurricane-ravaged territory.
Earlier today, the president finally decided to take action, officially waiving the Jones Act which will temporarily allow American seaships to bring supplies to the territory at less of a financial burden.