Rapper Pitbull has sent his private plane to Puerto Rico to bring cancer patients to the US mainland for treatment, Daily News reported. He joined other celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and mark cuban in a collective effort to send help to those who are in need.

Puerto Rico has recently been severely affected by Hurricane Maria. The tragedy has claimed some lives, damaged properties, caused power outages, and brought massive food shortages.

Pitbull’s contribution to the rehabilitation efforts is by sending his private plane to this Caribbean island to transport cancer patients to the United States so they can get chemotherapy.

The rapper told Daily News, “Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part.” He is known to have featured artists and musicians such as Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias. He has also recorded his solo music such as “Timber,” “Hey Ma,” and “Rain Over Me.”

During the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, he recorded the official song of the sporting event alongside Lopez and Brazilian pop artist Claudia Leitte. The song was titled “We Are One (Ole Ola).”

Charity efforts

Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico’s representative to the United States Congress, thanked Pitbull for lending his private plane “to move cancer patients so they can get chemo,” according to her tweet.

The rapper has been recognized for his charity efforts geared toward providing education to the public.

He opened a public charter school in 2013 and plans to open another school in Baltimore in September 2018, Daily News added.

Artists give back

Pitbull is one of the artists who contributed toward the relief efforts in the disaster-stricken areas in the Caribbean. The project initiative is called “Somos Una Voz,” which gathers more than 30 artists to donate resources such as food, shelter, medicine, and communications for the victims of the recent disasters, NBC News reported.

Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million for the relief efforts. Born in New York, Lopez’s parents came from Puerto Rico. Aside from them, “Despacito” singer Daddy Yankee also pledged $200,000 divided between the Red Cross and Feeding America.

Meanwhile, businessman and Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban also loaned the private plane of the basketball team to join the relief efforts in Puerto Rico, ESPN reported. The plane will load supplies and other resources for the victims with the goal of helping them rebuild their lives.