Lady Gaga announced today that she has pledged $1 million to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief, specifically in her hometown of New York City. The pop star revealed her donation on her Little Monsters blog saying that she “would not be the woman or artist that I am today” if it wasn’t for the Lower Eastside, Harlem, Bronx and Brooklyn areas.
Although Gaga was busy on tour when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last week, she promised to help out as much as she could. Over the last week, she has been tweeting her feelings about the devastation and released an old demo called “No Floods” in support. You can read Gaga’s full message about the donation below.
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”