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Lady Gaga donates $1 million to Red Cross for hurricane relief

Nov. 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM ET

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The pop sensation has sold millions of albums and her eccentric style ranges from pantless getups to blinding face masks.

Lady Gaga is famous around the world, but she'll never forget where she comes from. On Wednesday, the pop star pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help with Hurricane Sandy relief in New York. 

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"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, 26, posted on her Little Monsters blog. "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," she added. "Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours. Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas" 

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Gaga, of course, isn't the only celeb wanting to help those suffering after Sandy. Chelsea Handler donated $100,000 to the Red Cross in John C. Reilly's name, Adam Levine made himself a poster boy for the organization and Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and countless other stars helped raise $23 million in NBCUniversal's "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" telethon. 

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If you'd like to help, text REDCROSS to 90999 ($10 donation) or visit redcross.org 

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