Lady Gaga is giving back.
The “Shallow” singer is doing her part to support the communities affected by multiple mass shootings in multiple U.S. cities over the last few weeks.
“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,” Gaga wrote on Facebook. “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,” she continued. “Hope that we are there for each other and for ourselves.”
Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation will fund classroom projects in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy: “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,” Gaga explained.
“Surviving and recovering from these tragedies also means prioritizing your mental health and checking in on your loved ones,” the singer urged. “If you’re struggling, please be brave and tell a trusted someone. 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 okay to not be okay 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,” she continued. “In loving memory of the victims of the tragic shootings in Dayton, OH, El Paso, TX, and Gilroy, CA.”
Read Gaga’s full Facebook post below.