A week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and left hundreds of thousands homeless, Mother Monster has made a huge donation to help those in need.
“Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief,” the 26-year-old wrote on her social media website on Wednesday.
“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, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, announced that the donation was being made on behalf of the entire Germonotta clan: herself, parents Joe and Cynthia and sister Natali. Earlier this week, the singer also shared “No Floods,” a song she wrote when she was 16 but felt it was appropriate to share with fans in the wake of the disaster.
“New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion . . . thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours,” Gaga wrote on Wednesday.
Mother Monster is the latest celebrity to contribute to the hurricane relief.
On Friday, Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and a slew of other musicians and stars took part in NBC’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, a one-hour telethon that raised nearly $23M for the American Red Cross.
Over the weekend, The Voice coach and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine was spotted posing with a hand-drawn Red Cross donation sign to photographers in Los Angeles.
Funds aside, some of Hollywood’s finest have been helping out with clothing donations and volunteer time.
Last week, Ben Stiller was spotted serving breakfast to locals at a Brooklyn shelter. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, meanwhile, took some time to pack up blankets, robes, slippers and clothing for donation.
Snooki and the Jersey Shore cast will also be part of Restore the Shore, a benefit organized by MTV to help rebuild and restore the famous Seaside Heights. The special will air live Nov. 15.
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