Justin Bieber already donates $1 of every ticket sold on his Believe tour to charity, and now, he’s decided to direct the proceeds from four New York-area shows to the ongoing recovery effort in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
“After talking with the team, I am proud to announce that for the four NYC area shows — the Jersey show, the Brooklyn show and two [Madison Square Garden shows], we are going to donate $1 to Hurricane Sandy relief,” Bieber wrote on his Facebook page Thursday (November 8). “Thanks for helping us. #GIVEBACK.”
Those shows include a November 9 concert at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, a November 12 show at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center and his two-night stand at the Garden, set for November 28-29.
Bieber is just the latest star to lend a hand to victims of Sandy. Earlier this week, Lady Gaga donated $1 million to the Red Cross recovery effort, and last week, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera and Billy Joel were just some of the musicians who performed on an NBC telethon that raised $23 million for the Red Cross.
And the stars of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” are getting in on the act, too. On November 15, they’ll team up with Architecture for Humanity on “Restore The Shore,” a live special that will ask viewers to contribute to the restoration and rebuilding of Seaside Heights, the show’s home base. The show will bring together the cast, as well as other celebrity guests, in MTV’s Times Square studio, and will air on the channel.
You can also donate $10 to the Red Cross’ recovery efforts by texting “REDCROSS” TO 90999.