PUERTO RICO – American rapper Pitbull and billionaire Mark Cuban are lending private planes to the ongoing relief effort in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island.
On Tuesday, Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzales tweeted, “Thank you Pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo.”
Pitbull told the New York Daily News, “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part.”
Most homes are without power and phone service, with little hope of having it restored soon. Food and medicine are dwindling, especially for those isolated by impassable roads. And rescuers still are finding and removing desperate people from their demolished communities.
Cuban, who owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, decided to lend the team plane to Mavericks guard and Puerto Rican native, J.J. Barea, who left Monday for the island, according to ESPN.
“They loaded up a bunch of stuff, supples, …