Justin Timberlake brought “Sexy Back“… now he’s bringing volunteering back as he helped unload boxes full of supplies to help Hurricane Sandy victims in Far Rockaway, NY on Saturday. Timberlake isn’t the only celeb rolling up his sleeves to assist in relief efforts.
Pop singer Rihanna has donated 1,000 sleeping bags to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the New York Daily News.
The singer is also hosting a listening party for her new album Unapologetic at the 40/40 Club in New York on Friday, and fans are being asked to bring supplies like diapers, coats and blankets in order to gain admission.
“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,” wrote Lady Gaga.
She continued, “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.”
Hurricane Sandy has caused massive destruction and dislocation along the East Coast of the United States and extensive flooding in the Caribbean. Both regions have experienced significant damage from Hurricane Sandy; hundreds of thousands have been left homeless, and even more are struggling to access basic necessities. You don’t have to be famous or rich to help. The American Red Cross is offering shelter, clothing, supplies, food and blood to Hurricane Sandy victims and if you’d like to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, text the word REDCROSS to 90999 or you can call 800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To donate blood, visit the Red Cross website to find a location (via NBC News). If you have a closet filled with canned goods, find a Sandy Relief donation place and drop them off.
- Timberlake, Biel help Sandy victims (bigpondnews.com)
- Hurricane Sandy – How To Do Your Part In Relief Efforts (vividseats.com)
- Best Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims From the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (prweb.com)
- Lady Gaga Gives $1 Million To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts (v103.cbslocal.com)