London - Lady Gaga has donated $1-million to help the victims of superstorm Sandy.
The Born This Way singer announced she was making the generous donation on behalf of her family to boost relief efforts in her native New York via the American Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy fund.
She wrote on her official website: "If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower East Side, 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, 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."
The 26-year-old singer - who is currently on tour - is the latest in a string of high profile celebrities to donate or do something to help the cause including Brad Pitt, Ben Stiller, Snooki, Russell Crowe, Barbara Walters, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Chelsea Handler.