Atlantic City, NJ (WTXF) - Nine days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, residents are still asking for help. The situation is dire. Most areas are still without power, food and clean water.
Pop star Luis Fonsi, who skyrocketed to the top of the charts with his hit song Despacito, knows all too well the devastation in Puerto Rico. On Saturday night in Atlantic City, he's joining the effort to help hurricane victims.
"It is a collaborative effort between Luis and Caesars Entertainment and all of the guests will have the opportunity to make a direct donation to the Red Cross on behalf of the relief effort," Caesar's Entertainment Regional President Kevin Ortzman said.
At Caesars in AC close to a third of the employees are from Puerto Rico or have loved ones on the hurricane ravaged island so this relief effort hits close to home.
"So it's very close knit group here trying to make a difference to the residents of Puerto Rico those impacted by the devastating Maria," Otzman explained.
Caesars Entertainment and the Red Cross approached Luis Fonsi about the idea. His 2017 Love and Dance World Tour brings him to Atlantic City Saturday night.
"It provides enormous credibility to the artist to give back to the community where they grew up and came from," Otzman said.