Llanto por “La Isla del Encanto”

Most of you should be aware already of all the natural disasters that have been occurring lately throughout the world. These past days, Puerto Rico, “La Isla del Encanto,” was heavily hit by Hurricane Maria, leaving the island and its surrounding areas completely devastated. This has not only affected the residents and friends/family members of those, but it has hit home to many Puerto Rican artists.

These past days, social media has been filled with publications in relations to the natural disasters that have been occurring. After the hurricane’s hit to the tropical island, Puerto Rico was left without power/communication, and Puerto Rican artists were not able to hold back their emotions. Among these artists are Nicky Jam, Wisin, Yandel, Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Tito El Bambino and Ricky Martin, which all have contributed with donations for the cause. This past weekend, reggaeton artist, Daddy Yankee, had a concert in New York and he took advantage of his concert to ask fans to bring donations to the concert. With so many people contributing, he successfully filled up four large trucks with donations to head out to Puerto Rico.

Latin pop artists, Luis Fonsi also demonstrated his sympathy this weekend and broke down in tears during his concert in Florida. Mattie J.T. Sthepanek once said,
“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” On this #TipTuesday, I want to close out with this quote to encourage everyone to unite as one and help out in whatever way possible. I don’t just mean for this catastrophe, but in general, lend a helping hand to whoever you can and however you can. In moments like these, ANYTHING helps! Whether it’s clothes, food, money, blankets, first aid kits, feminine products, towels,
hygiene care… ANYTHING will make a difference to these victims. You never know when you might need a helping hand from someone else…

Some links, but not limited to, where you can contribute with donations:
Direct Relief
Red Cross
UNICEF
Charity Navigator: Charity
Donations for Mexico: Google
Ricky Martin for Puerto Rico: You Caring
Unidos por Puerto Rico (government site): Unidos por Puerto Rico

about Christine

My name is Christine, but long story short, most people call me “Kinki” (don’t even go there. Nothing to do with the infamous definition of “kinky.”) My parents come from Mexico, and I was born in Ventura, California. After graduating high school, I moved to the Los Angeles area to study at California State University, Northridge, from where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Studio Art.