Rihanna and Fat Joe are encouraging fans to contribute.
As Donald Trump continues to be criticized for his attitude towards the disaster in Puerto Rico, Jay-Z's TIDAL is doing their best to help those in need. The streaming service is teaming with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, and will be sending cargo planes filled with supplies to aid the relief from Hurricane Maria.
Fat Joe shared some details of the aid on Instagram. "As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help," he said. 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”
Rihanna has also directed fans' attention to the TIDAL efforts, writing on Twitter, "If you have even the smallest donation, you can help save lives!"
A list of donation locations can be found below. Planes will be sent between the U.S. and Puerto Rico between now and 10/17. Online donations can be made at TIDAL.com/PuertoRico.
Capital Region Empire State Plaza Main Concourse, Albany
Central New York Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building 333 E. Washington Street, 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 Street, Utica
New York City Jacob K. Javits Center 655 W. 34th Street, New York
Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building 55 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
Jamaica Street Armory 93-05 168th Street, Queens
Roberto Clemente State Park 301 West Tremont Ave, Bronx
Department of Motor Vehicles 696 E Fordham Road, Bronx
Southern Tier Binghamton Armory 85 West End Avenue, Binghamton
Western New York Connecticut Street Armory 184 Connecticut Street, Buffalo