With Hurricane Maria Affecting Millions Of Puerto Ricans, Jay-Z's Tidal Found A Way To Fly To Help Make A Difference

"Even the smallest contribution will go a long way."

Tidal is ready to hit the ground running to help the people of Puerto Rico. 

The music streaming service owned by Jay-Z recently teamed up with New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to send 200,000 pounds of supplies to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that left people on the island without drinking water, power, food, or fuel. Tidal will send a cargo plane to Puerto Rico on October 7 full of cases of water, batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, baby diapers, and feminine hygiene products.



The partnership –– Tidal X: Puerto Rico –– is in conjunction with Cuomo's Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, an initiative focused on providing Puerto Rico with volunteers, garnering donations, and providing a way for New York residents to drop off supplies. Familiar faces such as rapper Fat Joe, singer Romeo Santos, and radio personality Angie Martinez are also stepping up by helping collect and organize donated supplies at some of Tidal's drop-off points.

"My heart goes out to every single individual that has suffered as a result of this Hurricane," Fat Joe said in a press release. "Watching from the sidelines has been heartbreaking — let's fill that plane and help our brothers and sisters! Even the smallest contribution will go a long way."

Rapper Rapsody is also joining Tidal X and shared why volunteering is important to her.

Tidal joins a long list of entities, artists, and celebrities, such as Pitbull, using their platforms to give back to the people of Puerto Rico. On October 17, it's planning on providing more support to those affected by Hurricanes Maria, Harvey, and Irma, along with the earthquakes in Mexico with its third annual Tidal X: Brooklyn benefit concert. All of the ticket proceeds will be donated, and the night will include performances from Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Lopez, and more.

Learn more about how to give back to Puerto Rico and where to donate if you live in New York State here.

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