Through the message posted, Gaga revealed that she's partnered with DonorsChoose.org, as well as her own Born This Way Foundation, to fully fund classroom projects in each of these cities.
Lady Gaga has always been known for actively participating in lending a hand to those in need. Now, in light of the recent mass shootings that shook America, the singer-songwriter took to Facebook to pen a note to Dayton, El Paso, and Gilroy.
Through the message posted, Gaga revealed that she's partnered with DonorsChoose.org, as well as her own Born This Way Foundation, to fully fund classroom projects in each of these cities. My heart goes out to those who were taken from us too soon and to their families, loved ones, and communities who are left to grieve, she wrote.
Everyone has the right to laws that make them feel safe in their communities. In this moment, I want to channel my confusion, frustration, and fury into hope. Hope that we are there for each other and for ourselves. Today, I find hope in the work of DonorsChoose.org and I’m proud to partner with them and with Born This Way Foundation to fully fund the classroom project needs in Dayton, OH, El Paso, TX, and Gilroy, CA.
14 classrooms in Dayton, 125 classrooms in El Paso, and 23 classrooms in Gilroy will now have access to the support they need to inspire their students to work together and bring their dreams to life. Surviving and recovering from these tragedies also means prioritizing your mental health and checking in on your loved ones. If you’re struggling, please be brave and tell a trusted someone. Don’t be scared to ask for help, I beg you.
Gaga, being a strong advocate of mental health, closed her note encouraging those affected to prioritize their mental health and also to help others. If you see a loved one struggling, please be brave and reach out, remind them it’s ok to not be ok and listen to them. We cannot turn away from ourselves. We cannot turn away from our loved ones. We need each other. Don’t turn away. In loving memory of the victims of the tragic shootings in Dayton, OH, El Paso, TX, and Gilroy, CA.
Diane Kormondy Stone commented on Gaga's post: I live in Gilroy and want to thank you for not forgetting about us. Your generosity is without compare. Your compassion comes from a caring heart and a beautiful soul. When most of the media has already moved on, they seem to forget we are still in shock and pain. This community is continuing to support the families of the victims and will do so long after what may be the next senseless violent act. You have my deepest respect and gratitude.
In a span of 24 hours, there were three mass shootings in the US. The recent mass shooting in Dayton marked the 251st shooting this year. This is actually more shootings than the number of days that have passed in this year. So far this year, more than 520 people have died in mass shootings and at least 2,000 have been injured.