New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is launching a state effort to assist Puerto Rico.
The Democrat introduced the aid effort Sunday after making a go to to the hurricane-ravaged island Friday. It is going to encourage residents statewide to donate items and can increase funds from the enterprise group for organizations in Puerto Rico.
It additionally will embrace efforts from medical professionals to ship well being care staff to the island and supply help in getting drugs and medical provides.
Cuomo was joined by entertainer Jennifer Lopez for the announcement. Lopez herself pledged a $1 million donation to assist with aid efforts in Puerto Rico
Cuomo additionally made a reference to President Donald Trump’s feedback criticizing athletes who protest through the nationwide anthem, saying “as an alternative of arguing with soccer gamers … why don’t we put the politics apart and concentrate on serving to People in determined want.”