Just days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving millions without electricity, communication, water or food, New York Boricua rapper Princess Nokia launched a GoFundMe to raise money for islanders in need. Four months later, the Caribbean island is still facing a mounting humanitarian crisis, with organizations on the ground working tirelessly to help its people in ways the federal government has declined to. On Wednesday, the “Tomboy” MC announced that the thousands of dollars amassed through her independent fundraiser will go to supporting many of these hardworking groups on the front lines.
In a post on Instagram, the rising star announced that she raised a total of $15,000 and that she would be donating between $1,000 and $3,000 to seven “community approved non profit organizations that are doing wonderful groundwork for the efforts of disaster relief and the people of Puerto Rico.” The donations will go to Tainas Unidas, the Maria Fund, Resilient Power P.R., Fondoder Resiliencia PR, Finca Concencia de Vieques, UPROSE Brooklyn, and Colectiva Feminista PR.
Today is a great day ! Because of all the wonderful donation and contributions made to my Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, I am sending a total of $15,000 to 7 community approved non profit organizations that are doing wonderful ground work for the efforts of disaster relief and the people of Puerto Rico! The additional $1000 from the gross donation will be used towards my volunteer trip in Puerto Rico for access to reliable resources and direct community donating The following organizations that will be receiving these donation are: ____________________________________ 1. Taina Unidas ____________________________________ 2. Maria Fund ____________________________________ 3. Resilliant Power P.R ____________________________________ 4. Fondoder Resilincia PR ____________________________________ 5. Finca Concencia De Vieques ____________________________________ 6. UPROSE Brooklyn ____________________________________ 7. Collectiva Feminista PR ____________________________________ If you would like to personally donate to any of hear organizations and help the rebuilding of PUERTO RICO our island of Boriken please follow click the following links to and pages to learn how to contribute!
While the 25-year-old didn’t make her $100,000 goal, every dollar counts in the reconstruction of the island. Princess Nokia also plans on using $1,000 to fund her own volunteer trip to Puerto Rico to help the people firsthand.
Like the young rapper, many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Fat Joe, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Gina Rodriguez, Enrique Iglesias, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ricky Martin and more, have also made donations to aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery.