Justin Bieber Donating Concert Profits to Hurricane Sandy Relief
Though he already donates a dollar to charity for every ticket sold during his Believe tour, the “As Long As You Love Me” singer has now pledged a dollar per ticket from four New York-area concerts to Sandy relief efforts.
“After talking with the team, I am proud to announce that for the four NYC area shows — the Jersey show, the Brooklyn show and two [Madison Square Garden shows], we are going to donate $1 to Hurricane Sandy relief,” Bieber wrote on his Facebook page Thursday. “Thanks for helping us #GIVEBACK.”
“And all 4 shows are SOLD OUT,” he added on Twitter, “so U are all helping us make a difference in the lives of those that need it right now. thanks.”
Bieber, 18, joins a long list of celebrities who have helped out victims of Sandy. Earlier this week, Lady Gaga chipped in $1 million to the American Red Cross.
And not only has Rihanna donated 1,000 sleeping bags to the Daily News’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort, but the “Diamonds” singer is raising recovery materials with the listening party for her upcoming album, Unapologetic. Rihanna is requested that admission for the Friday event at New York City’s 40/40 Club be an item for storm-slammed victims — anything from coats and blankets to baby diapers and wipes.
Last week, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel lent their star power to NBC’s telethon, Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, which raised nearly $23 million for the Red Cross. And on Nov. 15, the Jersey Shore cast will host the one-hour live special Restore The Shore on MTV to aid the coastal New Jersey communities that were devastated by Sandy.
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