*The damage Hurricane Sandy leashed on the East Coast has been devastating for millions, and still the effects are being felt over a week later.

But celebrities are still pitching in to help their fellow man. The latest: Jay-Z bought a generator for his building at 195 Hudson Street, and now residents are calling him their guardian angel for bringing electricity back.

Before the storm touched down on New York, the rapper and his family took refuge at the classy Mandarin Oriental hotel. But they didn’t forget about his neighbors.

His reps would not comment on the gesture.