Lady Gaga posts ‘a note to Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy,’ California

Published: Friday, August 09, 2019 @ 11:25 PM

Lady Gaga, seen here during the Academy Awards in February, announced this weekend that a foundation she runs has fully funded all crowdfunding requests at one funding site for schools in Dayton, El Paso, Texas and Gilroy, Calif., in the wake of mass shootings in all three communities. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Lady Gaga, seen here during the Academy Awards in February, announced this weekend that a foundation she runs has fully funded all crowdfunding requests at one funding site for schools in Dayton, El Paso, Texas and Gilroy, Calif., in the wake of mass shootings in all three communities. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)(Staff Writer)

Songwriter, entertainer and actor Lady Gaga posted a note to Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy on Friday to express her sorrow over the tragedies that have befallen the three cities and to offer words of encouragement.

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The multiple Grammy winner took to her Facebook page to “channel my confusion, frustration, and fury into hope. Hope that we are there for each other and for ourselves:

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She also asked people to be brave and tell someone if you are struggling with what happened.

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“Don’t be scared to ask for help, I beg you,” the Academy Award and Golden Globe winner wrote in her post.

She closed this way: “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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