Stars stand up to Sandy
Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast, specifically New Jersey and parts of New York. Although there is still plenty to clean up, many celebrities are stepping forward to help. Freshness Magazine reports the storm occurred last Monday and Tuesday and as it reaches the one-week mark, nearly one million people are still without power. This includes over 100,000 in New York City.
Thus far there has been a benefit concert on NBC with performances by Mary J. Blige, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, and Sting that raised $23 million and many other stars have made private donations to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Star-Ledger reports the NBA and the National Basketball Players Union (NBPA) are the latest to lend support to those hit by Sandy.
Together the NBA and NBPA have pledged $1 million to the Red Cross and other organizations including The Salvation Army, New York Cares and New Jersey Cares.
"Many homes and lives were devastated by Hurricane Sandy and our thoughts, abiding concerns and hopes are with all those affected," NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement. "The NBA, the NBPA, our teams, and players are partnering with the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations to support the relief efforts to help families and communities recover."
The Associated Press reports the stars of "The Jersey Shore" are pledging to help clean up the devastation that swept through Seaside Heights, where they've filmed multiple seasons of their reality TV show.
Stars Snooki and Vinny have already showed their commitment to Jersey and New York - Snooki tweeted photos of bags of clothing she's sending to people in New Jersey, while Vinny took to his Twitter page to show him cleaning up around his home near Staten Island.
"Our cleanup crew for #statenisland relief today. So many volunteers," Vinny wrote on his page.
Have you been affected by Sandy? Do you think enough is being done to help the victims?