It’s been a year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, claiming nearly 3,000 lives and making it the second-deadliest storm to ever hit U.S. shores. The Category 4 hurricane left a trail of destruction that still impacts the island to date.
President Trump has consistently denied any fault for his administration in the aftermath of the storm, tweeting Thursday morning, “3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000.” Contrary to Trump’s beliefs, federal response has been horrendous with residents reportedly going months without water, food and power.
However, activists, organizers and even entertainers have lent a helping hand, fundraising, collecting supplies and encouraging their fans to do the same. Here, we highlight celebs who’ve supported Puerto Rico in its time of need: