Lady Gaga comes through in a big way for Sandy victims

Lady Gaga comes through in a big way for Sandy victims

Singer gave how much to the Red Cross?!

I've got to say, despite all of the horror and hardships associated with Superstorm Sandy, I'm heartened by the generosity of everyone, celebrities included. Last week, we had the big NBC Sandy telethon that raised something like $23 million, and now word comes today that none other than Lady Gaga has pledged big. How big?

Lady Gaga is making a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross, in an effort to help everyone affected so terribly by Sandy. That's fantastic news!At this point, the Red Cross has got to be overwhelmed. So many millions of Americans are still dealing with the destruction left in Hurricane Sandy's wake, and all of them will need some sort of assistance -- even if it's just a hot meal and some words of encouragement. Trust me, even that makes a major difference when you've lost everything. The Red Cross needs donations to keep the support coming, and that's where celebrities like Lady Gaga come in...

Lady Gaga has always been a proud New Yorker, and now she's putting her money where her mouth is, in the form of a cool $1 million pledge to the Red Cross. This will go a very, very long way. She says she's making the gift because she's so grateful to New York for "raising" her and her family members.

Other notable celebrities are no doubt opening up their (sizeable) pocketbooks to help, too. Some will make massive donations -- and we'll never hear about them. Thanks too, to the unsung heroes. Every bit helps, no matter how large or small.

If you'd like to donate to the American Red Cross and help victims of Sandy, you can find all the information you need on the agency's official website.