Maná Announces Donation Plans for Puerto Rico Ahead of Their Concerts on the Island

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During a press conference to mark a pair of concerts they will headline this weekend (October 1-2) at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in Puerto Rico, Mexican rock band Maná announced it would work with the Puerto Rican Chapter of the American Red Cross to donate more than 3,300 boxes of food to over 10,100 families affected by Hurricane Fiona.

“You are brothers, sisters,” Maná drummer Alex González told the media. “We have a tremendous affection for this island, and we want to help.” Joining González at the press conference were bandmates Fher Olvera, Juan Calleros, and Sergio Vallín. González added that the food will reach the people who need it the most.

This is the first time in five years that Maná will perform in Puerto Rico. The pair of concerts comes two weeks after Hurricane Fiona made landfall and left a trail of devastation, including the loss of power to the entire island.

Vanessa Feliciano, regional executive of the American Red Cross, thanked Maná for “their solidarity and their humanity in this difficult moment.”

Many individuals have stepped up to help Puerto Rico during its time of need. Bad Bunny broke the internet when he released his documentary-music video for the song “El Apagón” two weeks ago. He recently started listing charity organizations in Puerto Rico that need help on tour bracelets, so attendees would know where they could make donations.

Billionaire Orlando Bravo donated $10 million to provide immediate assistance to the communities of Mayagüez, Salinas, San Germán, Cayey, Loíza, and Cabo Rojo. The foundation is focused on helping adults over the age of 65, families with children, and people with disabilities.