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
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, 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.
Lady Gaga and The Germanottas." - Lady Gaga
, writing on her personal blog.
Much of Gaga's donation will doubtlessly end up helping the people of Staten Island, NYC's most-damaged borough. You may recall that Staten Island's borough president, who has been on the news daily screaming for more aid, recently called Lady Gaga
a "drug-using slut" who is corrupting the nation's youth. It will be interesting to see if he bothers to respond to Gaga's generosity.
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