Music stars continue to give back to those effected by hurricane Sandy. leads the way announcing that she is donating $1 million to the American Red Crossto to aid victims that live in her native New York City. The donation was made on behalf of her, of her parents, and her sister. While doing so, Gaga went on to say that with out New York City, she, “would not be the woman or artist that I am today”.
“Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.”
The next star from the Pop mainstream to lend a hand was Justin Bieber. He took to Twitter today to explain how portions of his Believe tour proceeds would also go toward the cause.
“i have spoken to @AdamBraun from @PencilsofPromis and we donate a dollar of every ticket to charity from the #BELIEVEtour” The beauty and a beat singer continued tweeting “We decided that for the Jersey, Brooklyn, and 2 MSG shows every ticket sold a dollar will be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief #GIVEBACK.”
He then added, “and all 4 shows are SOLD OUT so U are all helping us make a difference in the lives of those that need it right now. thanks #GIVEBACK.”
The feeling of giving must be in the air because other Pop music mainstays of the Hip Hop variety. the New York Daily News has reported that Rihanna is donating 1,000 sleeping bags, and hosting a listening party centered around her new Unapologetic album at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York on Friday. Fans that plan to attend will be able to be admited to the exclusive events by bringing helpful items like diapers, coats and blankets. Should make for an awesome party.
Not to be out done, surfing rocker Jack Johnson has personally donated $50,000 to various Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The charities he reportedly donated to includes the New York City and New Jersey Food Banks, Save the Children, Waves for Water, GlobalGiving and Direct Relief International.He also shipped 3,000 sweatshirts and thermal shirts from his merchandise warehouse to Waves for Water to be given out to communities effected by Sandy.
Hopefully the rich giving to the poor trend continues. It gives us hope and makes us happy to see. Cheers!