Jennifer Lopez’s Disaster Relief Telethon Raises Over $35 Million


Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s telethon has raised a staggering $35 million for those affected by the recent natural disasters in America and Puerto Rico.

The One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief was held on Saturday (14Oct17) and hosted by Lopez, Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez.

Lopez performed live during the star-studded telethon from an NBC soundstage in Los Angeles, alongside Demi Lovato, Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin, Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, among others.

The 48-year-old also moved fans with a special performance of her hit Etunio.

Meanwhile, Anthony performed live from Miami’s Marlins Park stadium along with Camila Cabello, Nicky Jam, DJ Khaled, Prince Royce, Romeo Santos, and Daddy Yankee.

Celebrities including Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Jared Leto, Ellen DeGeneres and Selena Gomez also answered phones at the NBC studios, taking donations from members of the public.

Now NBC has revealed the proceeds made from the evening, with $35 million in pledges going towards Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Unidos por Puerto Rico, United Way and UNICEF. The amount is also expected to rise with online donations.

The concert was organized by Somos Una Voz, an alliance of artists created by Lopez and Anthony, to aid victims of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas, and the earthquakes in Mexico.

Speaking previously about the telethon and concert, Jennifer told “Everybody’s been so receptive and just ‘What can we do? How can we help?’ It just restores your faith that there’s so many good people in this world that want to help each other. That’s what the message of the night is. We’re here, we’re here for you, you’re not forgotten in Puerto Rico.”