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  • A clothing line of limited edition designs was released by Ricky Martin (R) as part of a campaign, “From My Family to Yours.”

    A clothing line of limited edition designs was released by Ricky Martin (R) as part of a campaign, “From My Family to Yours.” | Photo: EFE

Published 4 October 2018

“This is bigger than just me. I cannot wait another day, a year later, we're all still with Puerto Rico," said singer Luis Fonsi.

The voice behind 2017’s hit single 'Despacito,' Reggaeton star Luis Fonsi, is joining singer Ricky Martin in a campaign to rebuild Puerto Rico after the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

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A clothing line of limited edition designs was released by Martin as part of a campaign, 'From My Family to Yours,' decorated with the territory’s flag designed by the reggaeton singer’s children, Matteo and Valentino.

Martin wrote online, “While we continue to strengthen hearts and claim hope, we still need your help, so from my family to yours, compared to a symbol of hope, our beautiful flag, painted by my children."

He encouraged fans to purchase a shirt from his charity foundation, saying donations will not only “continue to provide funds in the reconstruction of homes in Loíza (north), but also support emotional healing and social transformation."

A Puerto Rican native, Fonsi cheered the project, “I really like this initiative of my brother Ricky Martin to continue helping our beloved island, let us continue more united than ever, together we can rebuild Puerto Rico.

“A year ago I was able to return to my island after the devastating Hurricane Maria. It was a day full of mixed emotions, on the one hand, it was tragic to see with my own eyes all the damage that my Puerto Rico and its people had suffered, the concern for families, including mine, for my work team ... but at the same time, I felt full of hope and strength, because thanks to many people, I could help those who needed it so much,” Fonsi said on his Instagram account.

“This is bigger than just me. I can not wait another day, a year later, we're all still with Puerto Rico, the number of deaths after Hurricane Maria was high, but the spirit of my people is unwavering."

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last September, killing at least 2,975 and leaving thousands without food or shelter. More than 1.5 million homes and businesses were left without power.

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