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Pop singer Lady Gaga has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief in her hometown of New York City.
Lady Gaga announced on her decision to donate on her official site saying: “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,” Lady Gaga said. “New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion.”
She continues, “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”
Lady Gaga is busy right now touring and working on new material, but told fans via her Twitter page on Sunday:
i'll be there as soon as i can to help my old neighborhood. I'm on tour + can't let my fans down. I want to help with my hands with all of u
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 4, 2012
Various other celebrities have helped those devastated by Hurricane Sandy including, Simon Cowell, Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin and Russell Crowe, according to Digital Spy. Also, ABC and NBC both had specials which received millions of dollars for the relief effort.
As we previously reported, the cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore will be doing a Hurricane Sandy benefit special that will air on November 15 on MTV.