Hurricane Harvey Happened Months Ago, But Lady Gaga Reminds Us There’s Still Work To Do

"We want to help make #HoustonStrong."

Instead of being pampered or chilling out backstage before her concert in Houston, Lady Gaga showed that she doesn't mind lending a helping hand. Prior to Sunday night's show, the pop star joined Team Rubicon to assist one family affected by Hurricane Harvey back in mid-August.


"Before the #JoanneWorldTourHouston tonight me and @btwfoundation teamed up with @teamrubicon to do some demolition due to water damage and mold remediation in Pamela's house from Hurricane Harvey," Lady Gaga tweeted. "We want to help make #HoustonStrong. And we love Pamela!"

In the photo, the 31-year-old "Million Reasons" singer is donning a white jumpsuit while wielding a crowbar — safety glasses included, of course — alongside Pamela's family. Along with Team Rubicon, a nonprofit founded in 2010 that helps veterans assimilate back into civilian life by having them respond to disasters, Gaga did some work on Pamela's damaged home.

"Recovering — physically, mentally, emotionally — from natural disasters takes time + the work isn't over yet," the Born This Way Foundation tweeted alongside a video of Gaga, hammer in hand. "Thanks @TeamRubicon for inviting our co-founder @ladygaga to volunteer today in #Houston! Donate now to help these awesome vets do more:"

As much as Gaga could have shone onstage at the Toyota Center that night, nothing could compare to the work she did earlier that day. By taking time out of her day to highlight this issue — which hasn't gone away — Gaga put the attention back on the people of Houston.

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