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Music star Lady Gaga donated $1 million Wednesday to the American Red Cross for New York’s relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"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," Gaga, 26, posted on her blog, according to E! News. "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," she added. "Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas"
Others assisting in the relief effort include talk show host Chelsea Handler and music stars Christina Aguilera and Bruce Springsteen.
They and other celebrities raised over $23 million in the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon, which aired on NBC.
Digital Spy reported that the cast of the MTV series Jersey Shore will come together for another relief fundraiser later in November.