After Hurricanes Irma and Maria ripped through Puerto Rico last year, founder of New York City’s legendary b-boy group, Rock Steady Crew, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón (pictured at a Red Bull All-Star Show) took one of the first available flights to the island to see the widespread devastation firsthand.
What he saw, and how he responded, is chronicled in a new 10-minute documentary supported by Red Bull — who also sponsors him as an athlete.
Puerto Rico Relief: Six Months Since Hurricane Maria Aid Continues shows Colón, who was born in the Bronx and is of Puerto Rico descent, join the inspiring grassroots efforts helping to unite and rebuild this community in need. That includes seven trips to the island to distribute water filtration and purification systems with Waves For Water and Luci Solar Lights.
Colón founded Rock Steady for Life (CrazyLegsWorkshop.com) to fundraise for locals with help from other Puerto Rican artists, including DJ Enuff, Puerto Rico Rob, DJ G-Bo, and DJ Tony Touch. And they’ve garnered nearly $150,000 so far!