Lady Gaga posted a message on her website, on Wednesday letting people know that she will help the victims of hurricane Sandy by donating $1 million to the Red Cross. The singer made this decision because she feels there is a strong connection between her and the city of New York.
Lady Gaga could not remain insensitive to the problems that New Yorkers are facing in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. As a consequence, she decided to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to contribute to the relief efforts they are making.
Growing up in famous New York neighborhoods, such as, “the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn” has shaped Gaga into the woman and the artist she is today. The native New Yorker used some of the most beautiful words to describe the Big Apple, comparing it with “relentless ambition, a drive to succeed [and] a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion”.
The singer believes her personality was deeply influenced by the character of the city; therefore, she would like to give back to the city by donating a significant sum of money to the American Red Cross. Her family was just as eager to lend a helping hand to the victims of the super storm, which is why they agreed to contribute to the donation. The “Born This Way” interpreter told her fans that the gift was made with the help of her parents, Joe and Cynthia, as well as her sister, Natali.
The founder of a youth foundation has joined the long list of celebrities who have contributed to Sandy’s relief efforts. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Christina Aguilera were the first to announce their participation in the one-hour concert organized by NBC last week. They have managed to raise $23 million which were donated to the American Red Cross. ABC’s concert “Day of Giving” ended with a whopping $17 million donation after Barbara Walters donated $250,000 and George Stephanopoulos $50,000.