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