Lady Gaga is stepping up for Hurricane Sandy victims, making a giant $1 million donation to the American Red Cross relief efforts in the area.
"Today I pledge $1 million to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief," she wrote on Nov. 7. "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.
"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"
Other big donations over the past two weeks have included $100,000 from comedian Chelsea Handler and a recently announced December charity show featuring Jerry Seinfeld and opening act Colin Quinn.
"I grew up on Long Island, and New York City is home," Seinfeld, 58, said in a statement. "This is a tough time for this area, and we're just glad to be able to help in the recovery."
Tickets for the Dec. 19 show go on sale on Nov. 30.