Lady Gaga has reached deep into her personal finances to extend a helping hand to New York City following the devastation that came from Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
The "Born This Way" singer donated a whopping $1 million of her own money to the American Red Cross to assist in relief efforts as New York City and the surrounding areas continue to struggle with the damage and loss from the weather disaster dubbed "Frankenstorm."
Gaga announced the donation on her blog at LittleMonsters.com in a post titled "To New York and the American Red Cross."
"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," Lady Gaga wrote. "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"
Gaga also reached out to the city and its suffering residents through her official Twitter account on Nov. 3, when she apologized for not being in New York in person and promised to help as soon as she was able.
"I'll be there as soon as i can to help my old neighborhood. I'm on tour + can't let my fans down. I want to help with my hands with all of u," she tweeted.