Rihanna donates sleeping bags to Sandy victims; plans benefit concert

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Rihanna performs during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Rihanna performs during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Pop star Rihanna may rub a lot of music fans the wrong way, but even her most vocal critics will likely commend her actions on behalf of Hurricane Sandy.

The Unapologetic singer has donated 1,000 sleeping bags to victims of the storm and she plans to turn a planned listening party into a benefit concert at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in New York City in order collect more items for those in need.

“The price of admission to the otherwise free event is something to help the victims,” reports the New York Daily News.

The event, titled “Rihanna & Friends,” will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

In addition, Rihanna is donating $100,000 to the NYC Food Bank.

“It’s really difficult to see something so tragic going on and not be able to do anything about it,” she said in a recent interview. “There’s nothing you can control, it’s Mother Nature. It’s really sad what happened here.”