Many celebrities have pitched in when it comes to offering relief aid to Puerto Rico. From Mark Cuban to Pitbull as well as Carmelo Anthony, where the Dotard of the United States doesn’t seem to give a damn, others have proved they do.
And, now, Jay-Z and his music-streaming service, Tidal, in conjunction with New York Gov. Andre Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, have chartered a plane that’s set to leave Oct. 7 to assist in delivering aid to the island.
The Tidal X: Puerto Rico plane will carry 200,000 pounds of batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products. The company is also asking for people in New York state to donate items at one of a number of drop-off locations (listed below). The sites will accept donations every day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. All items must be unopened and in their original packaging:
- Capital Region: Empire State Plaza Main Concourse, Albany
- Central New York: Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building, 333 E. Washington St., Syracuse
- Finger Lakes: State Police Zone Station, 1155 Scottsville Road, Suite 400, Rochester
- Long Island: Perry B. Duryea State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge
- Mid-Hudson Valley: Yonkers Armory, 2 Quincy Place, Yonkers
- Mohawk Valley: Utica State Office Building, 207 Genesee St., Utica
- New York City:
Jacob K. Javitz Center, 655 W. 34th St., Manhattan
Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building, 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
Jamaica Street Armory, 93-05 168th St., Queens
Roberto Clemente State Park, 301 W. Tremont Ave., the Bronx
Department of Motor Vehicles, 696 E. Fordham Road, the Bronx
- Southern Tier: Binghamton Armory, 85 West End Ave., Binghamton
- Western New York: Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut St., Buffalo
In addition to the chartered plane, 100 percent of ticket proceeds from October’s Tidal: X: Brooklyn benefit concert will be donated to those affected by the unprecedented natural disasters, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the earthquakes that took place in Mexico.
Online donations are also being accepted here.
Everyone cares more about Puerto Rico than the dotard in chief.