She might have been in town for her Madison Square Garden concert, but singer Madonna also proved that she has a heart, and hasn’t forgotten the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Taking some time out of her busy schedule, Madonna, who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, took to the streets in the Rockaways to help aid in the relief.
Madonna, who spent much of her day in the beach community, was rallied by Museum of Modern Art curator Klaus Biesenbach, who just so happens to live in the community that was left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. His efforts to aid the community resulted in an outpouring of support from the celebrity world, with the likes of James Franco, Lady Gaga, Spike Jonze, Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, and Madonna, herself coming forward. The long list celebrities signed a letter to Mayor Bloomberg thanking him for “support the city in your amazing, monumental efforts in all boroughs to save our city and to encourage the creative communities in New York to invent exemplary ways of helping our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers!”
Biesenbach later documented his experience coming back to the Rockaways, tweeting to his followers, “My first night in rockaway post sandy, very dark out here.” However, he didn’t forget about the beloved Madge, tweeting to his followers, “thanks to madonna for volunteering and keeping the hopes up in the rockaways today!”
Madonna isn’t the only celebrity to give a helping hand to the Rockaways, over the weekend newlyweds Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake returned from their honeymoon to help the victims as well.