Tidal Will Deliver 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Puerto Rico
It’s been about two weeks since Hurricane Maria completely ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving the island with no power and a lack of clean drinking water.
Puerto Rico still needs all of our help. And celebrities — more than government, to be honest — have been stepping up. Streaming service TIDAL has announced that they are teaming up with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to deliver 200,000 pounds worth of cargo and hurricane-relief supplies to Puerto Rico.
The first plane is supposed to leave on October 7th. On that plane will be much needed emergency supplies, including batteries, cases of waters, diapers, baby wipes, products for women, and more.
TIDAL is encouraging those in New York to help by dropping off items at anyone of its 19 locations throughout the city.
On Instagram, rapper Fat Joe made an impassioned plea for help:
As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help. Please join myself, TIDAL, Governor Cuomo, and Ruben Diaz Jr. as we collect and transport much-needed supplies to the island. The goal is to fill and send as many cargo planes as possible. Donate or find your local drop-off location and help save lives. Head to TIDAL.com/PuertoRico. If you are in the New York area we are collecting non perishable items such as water, batteries, can foods, diapers,baby wipes, canned formula, etc. on September 30th at the Jacob Javits Center. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico
TIDAL is also providing hurricane relief through its third annual Tidal X: Brooklyn concert. The show will be headlined by JAY-Z and will feature appearances from the likes of Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Rapsody, and more. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the earthquakes in Mexico.