‘Despacito’ Singer: Puerto Rico Needs Your Help

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‘Despacito’ singer: Puerto Rico needs your help

The video, which has more than 3.8 billion views on YouTube, was filmed in the San Juan neighborhood of La Perla. It features Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee singing against a colorful backdrop of Puerto Rican street performers.
“Watching the images of the video and comparing it to the images I’ve seen so far — it’s devastated,” said the singer, whose real name is Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez.
“I know a lot of people are struggling. There’s no communication, no power on the island, the hospitals are not working,” he added. “We need the government to be more proactive.”
Yankee said he has personally donated $100,000 to Feed America and another $100,000 to the Red Cross, as well as encouraging his fans to donate items such as water, insect repellent and batteries that he plans to personally bring to the island this weekend.
“We’re doing the best we can, but we can’t do it alone. We need everyone to get involved,” he said.
To find out how you can help, head to CNN’s Impact your World page for a list of organizations working on the ground.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the amount Daddy Yankee donated to Feed America and the Red Cross. The correct amount is $100,000 to each charity.

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