Lady Gaga announced on her website that she will be pledging One Million Dollars to the American Red Cross and the City of New York to assist in Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.

“If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower East Side, 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, 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 is not the only celebrity who has contributed to the effort.  Donations of money and time has been noted from Barbara Walters, George Stephanopoulos, Ben Stiler, Russell Crowe, Snooki, and several others were graciously appreciated.

We applaud everyone who has contributed, donated, and assisted in the Sandy Relief efforts over the past week.  It is moments like these where we see the best of the human spirit.


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