Rihanna has announced that she will be turning her private album listening party tonight at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan to a public, collection rally for Hurricane Sandy victims. Rih has already donated money to the relief effort as well as 1,000 sleeping bags but that’s simply not enough for the Bajan songstress, she’s now calling on everyone attending her free event to bring goods such as diapers, clothes, cleaning supplies, and more to her free event. “Rihanna & Friends” will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club on W. 25th St. in New York City. Read more below.
During a Facebook chat with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on Thursday, Rihanna also revealed that she will donate $100,000 to the Food Bank for New York City, MTV News reports.
“It’s really difficult to see something so tragic going on and not be able to do anything about it,” she told Cohen, according to MTV News. “There’s nothing you can control, it’s Mother Nature. It’s really sad what happened here.” The Barbadian singer also spoke about the 40/40 Club bash. “Everybody’s asked to donate blankets and bleach … they want cleaning [supplies], brooms, sleeping bags. And they get to listen to the album if they donate that stuff.”