Ellen DeGeneres rarely misses a chance to support a good cause -- whether it's introducing a young tennis star to her favorite celebrity crush or donating cold, hard cash to someone in need. She went for the latter option on Wednesday, Oct. 24, thanks to a surprise "Ellen" visit from Ricky Martin. The Puerto Rico native (and newly minted Emmy nominee) used his appearance to announce plans to award houses to displaced residents of the hurricane ravaged U.S. territory where he was born as part of his ongoing efforts to help the island recover from 2017's deadly hurricane Maria. In response to his announcement, Ellen promptly donated $20,000 to the cause. "For an entire year many, many Puerto Rico residents had no power, no electricity," Ricky said (via the Daily Mail). In addition to his housing push, Ricky said he'd organized a fundraiser allowing his 10-year-old sons to help the cause. Their drawings of Puerto Rican flags now appear on T-shirts being sold via Charity Stars, the proceeds of which are supporting more relief efforts. "We live off of tourism, if you want to help us, come and visit the island!" he encouraged viewers. "We have the most amazing beaches, great restaurants, great hotels -- but still we need help." More stars who've worked to support aid efforts as Puerto Rico continues its recovery this year include Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, among others.