After appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to ask the public to deliver aid to Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin has landed in his homeland Monday, a day before President Donald Trump. The musician arrived with other celebrities, Luis Fonsi, Emilio, Chayanne, and Gloria Estefan, who were pictured loading water and supplies onto trucks upon arrival. Many Puerto Ricans still lack access to power, water, and food.
Martin, who reported on Ellen that his brother and father have been on the island throughout Hurricanes Maria and Irma, visited Loiza, a famed beach town in the midst of a crisis. Reports from the small town say it is dire need of food, medicine, water, and means of communication. With many elderly people, pregnant women, and children seeking medical assistance from overwhelmed and understaffed hospitals, volunteers are needed to help vulnerable patients fight off dehydration, infectious diseases, and malnutrition.
Martin is continuing to raise funds for hurricane relief.