The popstar took to her Little Monsters website on Wednesday to announce a donation of $1 million to the Red Cross and her home state of New York in the wake of the Hurricane Sandy tragedy.
"To New York and The American Red Cross," she wrote. "Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief.
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"
Estimates say that damage caused by the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast last week could reach upwards of $50 billion.