A new song was released by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday, October 6, with the cooperation of his friends. The purpose of releasing this song is to raise money for Puerto Rico to give to those affected by the hurricane. The song is titled "Almost Like Praying" and pays tribute to the island.

It just took two weeks for him to write and record this impeccable song, which is inspired by “Maria” from the musical "West Side Story." It is now available on a few different platforms, including iTunes.

Song collaborators

The song features Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Rita Moreno, Luis Fonsi, John Leguizamo, Fat Joe, Pedro Capo, Ednita Nazario, Ana Villafane, and Alex Lacamoire.

All 78 towns in Puerto Rico have been listed in the song, with the aim of covering mountainous and inland communities as well. The residents of Puerto Rico are still suffering due to a lack of basic resources after the storm. Miranda openly criticizes Donald Trump for his cold-hearted towards the victims and said harsh words to show his anger.

His criticism of Donald Trump

Donald Trump in a Tweet said,“The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.” Therefore Lin-Manuel Miranda replied “You're going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump.

No long lines for you. Someone will say, "Right this way, sir." They'll clear a path.

Miranda has no regrets for his words at all and put his entire efforts into the project and finally released an inspiring song to help the people of Puerto Rico.

Miranda’s role in other social causes

He has played an important role in many other social causes as well, such trying to help Puerto Rico out of its debt by asking for help from Congress, performing at a fundraiser on Broadway for Hillary Clinton, and many others. Miranda believes it’s not enough to send prayers to the victims of the hurricane.

But some useful initiatives must be undertaken to help them to have access to basic needs like food and water.

He has continuously shown his warmth and sympathy towards residents of Puerto Rico and believes that everyone should take a part in this mission as there is no shortage of ways to help them. Moreover, he has a strong feeling of just what people are going through after the storm passed and how they are suffering due to the lack of basic amenities. His work is appreciated by all.