Lady Gaga is putting her money where her mouth is: after promising she would do everything in her power to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, she’s announcing her decision to donate $1 million (€784,745).
Earlier this week, the hitmaker released a never before heard track called “No Floods,” meant to inspire with courage and optimism all those affected by the Superstorm.
Also then, she said she would lend a hand with one of the various relief organizations as soon as her schedule permitted it.
Meanwhile, she’s donating money, she writes in a heartfelt post on her Little Monsters page.
“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,” Gaga says.
“New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion,” the star adds.
She continues by saying the donation is on behalf of her entire family, as a sign of gratitude to all that New York gave them throughout the years.
“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,” Gaga concludes by saying.
As must be common knowledge by now, Gaga isn’t the only celebrity rushing to offer whatever assistance they can to those affected by Sandy.
For instance, last week, NBC held the Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together TV special, which featured various major acts on the music scene today, with live performances, while viewers at home donated money to the Red Cross.