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Lady Gaga's uplifting message for victims of California wildfires

ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2018 18:41 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 13 (ANI): American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga is one of the many celebrities who had to evacuate their homes after Woolsey fire began to encroach on Malibu. Despite hastily leaving her Malibu home, the star took out time to help others in the Malibu community and deliver a heartfelt message to encourage the people affected by the disaster.
In a few pictures shared on social media, the 'A Star Is Born' actor can be seen visiting the Pacific Palisades High school, which has been set up as a Red Cross evacuation center for victims, reported E! Online.
In a video obtained by TMZ, the 32-year-old star can be seen talking to the crowd, "I extend my love to each and every one of you. I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone, and we have each other."
She admitted that like everyone else, she is also shocked but she assured the group of people, saying, "What I can tell you is that I will pray for each and every one of you."
The singer still waits to see if she will be able to return to her home, along with the rest of the community, but she continued to encourage people to take care of their mental health.
"Please do not discount your mental health during this time. It is so important that you take care of what is going on in your head and in your heart, because what you feel now is going to feel very different next week, and it's going to feel different the week after that, and the month after that, and maybe even a year [after that]," she added.
After delivering an uplifting message, she took pictures with fans and gave out gift cards and reportedly sang for a 98-year-old evacuee.
The Red Cross later told E! News that they were "honored" by her visit to the center. "Her visit lifted the spirits of evacuees and Red Cross volunteers," they said.
On talking about her encouraging message, they further said, "Her message of encouragement to the work of our disaster mental health team continues to bring hope and comfort to everyone affected by this disaster."
The Woolsey fire, one of the three that has demolished many houses across California, is still actively blazing. (ANI)