Lady Gaga Pens Powerful Message To Mass Shooting Survivors
By Hayden Brooks
August 9, 2019
Lady Gaga has penned a letter to the surviving members of the mass shootings that took place in the last few weeks in the United States.
Over on her Facebook account, the 33-year-old star, who might be in some hot water over her smash, "Shallow," dedicated a note to the Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy communities on Friday morning (August 9). "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. 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," she wrote in the letter.
Mother Monster went on to admit that sees a lot of hope in the work of DonorsChoose.org and has partnered with them alongside the Born This Way Foundation to fund classroom project needs for the Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy communities. "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," she continued.
"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," she continued. "Don’t be scared to ask for help, I beg you. 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."
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