With no water, no electricity, and limited resources, Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million people, is going through a humanitarian crisis.
On September 20, the Category 4 Hurricane Maria with winds of 155 mph made landfall on the island, leaving thousands of people displaced and helpless. According to The Weather Channel, Maria "became the strongest Puerto Rico landfalling hurricane since before the Great Depression" in 1932.
People from all over the world have been touched by the devastating aftermath and are doing their best efforts to help the country rebuild.
Just recently, Pitbull sent his private plane to rescue cancer patients from the island and transport them to the states. Ricky Martin kicked off a Hurricane Relief Fund, and both Daddy Yankee and Jennifer Lopez donated $1 million to the victims back home.
But celebrities are not the only ones making huge donations. Top-notch companies are also jumping on board.
Take Royal Caribbean International, for example. The renowned cruise announced on September 27 that they are canceling future trips to help people in Puerto Rico with relief supplies and evacuations.
Adventure of the Seas arrived in San Juan to drop off supplies and pick up evacuees. Next up: St Thomas & St Croix: https://t.co/4oQNC540lQ pic.twitter.com/12y3Yt5Sya— Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) September 27, 2017
"The Caribbean is our home, and we’re doing everything we can to help impacted islands get back on their feet. Today, Adventure of the Seas arrived in San Juan with medical teams, relief supplies, and 500 generators to help our friends in Puerto Rico," they shared on Facebook.
"From there, Adventure will head to St. Thomas and St. Croix to drop off much-needed supplies. With the assistance of local government, Adventure will also pick up almost 3,000 evacuees from these islands, including families of our employees, and bring them back to Fort Lauderdale."
Royal is also matching up to $1 million for every donation they receive.
According to CNN, this is how other cruise ships are helping the island.
- Norwegian Cruise Line is working with the disaster relief group All Hands Volunteers to help rebuild schools and infrastructure and is donating $600,000 toward rebuilding efforts in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean.
- Carnival deployed 11 ships to bring supplies to islands in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma. They also joined two Charitable Funds in pledging up to $10 million in funding and support for Florida and the Caribbean.
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