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JJ Barea on Puerto Rico damage: 'It's really, really bad down here'

01 October 2017, 12:45 | Percy Christensen

Pitbull's silence on the matter has only increased the praise he has received for the act. Twitter

Pitbull's silence on the matter has only increased the praise he has received for the act. Twitter

Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, has been privately carrying out his huge act of generosity, with it only being made public when Puerto Rico congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez thanked him for his help on Twitter.

The rapper, who hails from Miami, is one of many celebrities sending help to the U.S. territory after Hurricane Maria cut power across the entire island. Just doing my part, ' he said in a statement.

Following her comments, baseball player Alex thanked everyone who has helped out with the relief effort in a post on his Instagram account, including the "On The Floor" hitmaker's ex-husband Marc Anthony.

Pitbull sent his private jet to Puerto Rico to transport cancer patients on the hurricane-ravaged island to mainland US for chemotherapy treatment, CNN reports.

The Category 4 hurricane devastated Puerto Rico with its 155 miles per hour winds.

Barea set up a YouCaring fundraiser with his wife, Viviana Ortiz, to raise money for relief shortly after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

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Barea's boss loaned the Mavs' team plane to the veteran point guard so he could bring supplies to the hurricane-battered island to help with recovery efforts, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Pitbull clearly cares a lot about his friends in both Puerto Rico and Florida.

It's no secret that Puerto Rico is still reeling from the devastation brought upon by Hurricane Maria, and they need all the help they can get. The worst ever since I was born.

"We're running out of food, we're running out of provisions, we're running out of gas, we're running out of medicines".

"It's not like we can drive things and everybody can meet", he said. "It's gonna be a long, long process so we just gotta keep helping out".

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