Madonna Donates to Earthquake Victims

I'm sure you heard about that devastating earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region of Italy on Monday. Well, Madonna, whose grandparents were from that part of the country, decided to reach into her pockets and help out the old country.


Madge's rep says that the singer gave a "substantial donation" to help those affected by the disaster. She wouldn't say how much, but a source said it was close to $500,000.

"I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town that my ancestors are from," Madonna told "My heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones or their homes."


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