The disasters in the world today are unbearable. It seems like one tragedy after the next occurs and everything spirals out of control. With the recent Hurricane that took Puerto Rico by storm. Leave it to a Bronx native to step in.
With the recent Hurricane that took Puerto Rico by storm — artist, celebrities, and a few political figures reached out to extend a helping hand. Rapper Fat Joe developed a relief plan in partnership with Jay Z’s Tidal to collect supplies for Puerto Rico. Earning a successful amount of 2 million pounds of supplies.
Fat Joe joined CNN Newsroom to express his concern for Puerto Rico.
“We feel stranded. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Rico has paid their part. I have two little cousins that’s in the army right now, willing to give their life for this country. And the fact that it took so long to get any help out there, that’s what I mean,” Fat Joe states. “So we had to mobilize and power ourselves to collect canned foods and waters and women’s hygienes and toothpaste to give back to our own community, and that we did.”
Fat Joe explained that his original goal to fill one plane with 200,000 pounds surpassed to a whopping total of 2 million pounds. All donated items will be sent to Puerto Rico and Mexico.
“We set out a goal with JAY-Z and Tidal to fill up one plane with 200,000 pounds, and actually we filled up five planes, and we gotta fill up another five more,” the Bronx native explains. “We’re at 2 million pounds that the city of New York has collected.”
Watch Fat Joe on CNN below.
"We feel stranded," says rapper Fat Joe, who is sending planes to deliver supplies to both Puerto Rico and Mexico https://t.co/x6QH5mu3lL
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 4, 2017