Lady Gaga announced yesterday (Nov. 6) that she will be donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Sandy Relief in New York.
The pop star, 26, took to her blog LittleMonsters.com to share the news with her fans and those affected by the superstorm that swept through our east coast.
Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion. Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia, and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas.
Gaga has been busy abroad on tour, but has been tweeting about her feelings on the devastation in New York all week.
"i'll be there as soon as i can to help my old neighborhood. I'm on tour + can't let my fans down," she tweeted on Nov. 3. "I want to help with my hands with all of u."
Adding, "east coast how are you holding up? How are you New York? Staying strong i hope, thinking of you all the time. Can't even watch news feed."
But Gaga isn't the only celebrity donating their time and money to help those who suffered from Hurricane Sandy. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith, Billy Joel, Sting and Bon Jovi all performed during the Coming Together telethon on Nov. 2, which raised $23 million.
If you'd like to help, text REDCROSS to 90999 (for a $10 donation) or visit redcross.org.