Lady Gaga donates $1million to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

New York-born singer Lady Gaga was so moved by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week that she pledged $1million to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts

New York-born singer Lady Gaga was so moved by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week that she pledged $1million to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts

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The outspoken singer, who is known for her philanthropic efforts and previously designed a bracelet to help with Japanese Tsunami Relief as well as launching the Born This Way Foundation in the US to help young people deal with bullying, wrote on her website, Little Monsters.com:

‘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.’

The singer, who grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was one of the celebrities who took to Twitter last week to express her concern for those affected by the flooding and power outages in New York and the East Coast.

On her website, she wrote: ‘I feel like my entire childhood is underwater. The boardwalk in Atlantic City, my old Apts in Brooklyn and LES. All the bars and friends.

I’m just so sad. I know it will be ok. I’m not sure why I feel this way. Maybe homesickness, or maybe it’s easier to be a gypsy if you know your soul grows from somewhere great. And that great place protected me my whole life, now parts are destroyed. Just very sad and pensive today. Thinking of everyone today.’

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