Lady Gaga Donates One Million Dollars To Help Hurricane Sandy Relief In New York

7 November 2012, 17:02 | Updated: 7 November 2012, 17:18

The 'Marry The Night' stars says the city helped to raise her and she wanted to give back to it.

Lady Gaga has pledged to donate one million dollars to the American Red Cross towards the Hurrican Sandy Relief effort, as a tribute to New York City for helping to raise her and her family.

The 'Born This Way' singer posted an emotional message on her social networking site announcing her donation and saying that without the city she "would not be the woman or artist that I am today".

"Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief," Gaga wrote in her letter on "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," the singer continued. "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."

Gaga 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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Last week, when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US causing billions of dollars worth of damage, Gaga posted an old song called 'No Floods' in tribute to those affected and said she hoped to return to New York as soon as possible to help with the repair effort.

Lady Gaga is currently on her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour in North America.