Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico hard and the island is suffering. Over 3.4 million Americans are in a humanitarian crisis without food, water, medical supplies, electricity, or cellular service. The infrastructure is devastated, farms are destroyed, and only now, a full week later, is the Trump administration moving to bring desperately needed relief to the area.
In a heartbreaking appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Puerto Rican American Ricky Martin urged Americans to help their fellow citizens during this time of national crisis. Martin has not been able to get in touch with his family for five days. His father is very ill and unable to get off the island.
Visibly shaken, Martin had this to say:
We were destroyed by a hurricane and it’s been very difficult right now. There is no water, there is no electricity, there is no food. There is no medicine. There is no diesel for the generators that will make the hospital work. People are dying. So, as a Puerto Rican, as the American that I am, I’m here to ask for your help.