Pop princess Rihanna is doing her part to help those affected by superstorm Hurricane Sandy, giving 1,000 sleeping bags to the Daily News’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort. On top of that, RiRi will turn her album release party into a rally to collect more material for the needy.
All of this is going down at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan. To attend the free event, all you need is to bring something to help the victims.
Fans of the “Diamonds” singer are being asked to bring badly needed basics, like diapers and wipes, coats and blankets, and lots of cleaning supplies. All the items will be packed into a Daily News truck and delivered Saturday to sections of the city that are still recovering from the storm.
As reported by the NYDN:
The “Rihanna & Friends” bash runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the 6 W. 25th St. club.
On Thursday, The News’ relief truck hit Sea Gate, the gated community on the western tip of Coney Island that benefitted from donations by members of the Park Slope Parents Web community that have been collected at the Park Slope Armory.
The News truck arrived at the Sea Gate chapel to cheers — and raves for the peacoats that were packed inside.
The News has also set up a PayPal account that will enable readers to donate online at nydn.com/sandyappeal.
Between Rihanna’s efforts and the NYDN, those in need will get a much-needed boost in relief efforts. Shout-out to Rihanna and her entire team for their generosity.