Carrie Underwood Donates $1 Million to Aid Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Country superstar Carrie Underwood is a proud native of Checotah, Okla., and she's stepped forward to help out her home state after the devastating tornado that struck on Monday (May 20), killing more than 20 people. The 'Good Girl' singer has donated a staggering $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Underwood just wrapped up her 2013 Blown Away Tour, and in a statement Friday (May 24), she announced that $1 million of the tour's proceeds will go directly to aid the victims of the deadly twister, which swept through Moore, Okla. and left a trail of destruction in its wake. There are 24 confirmed dead, and many more who have lost their homes and possessions.
"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness," Underwood says. "With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornadoes."
Fellow Okies Toby Keith and Blake Shelton are also hurrying to aid their home state. Shelton is partnering with NBC for a televised benefit concert, while Keith -- a native of Moore -- rushed back home immediately in the wake of the disaster to help with relief efforts.
The Red Cross is currently collecting money to aid the victims of the tornado. Fans can make a $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999, or call 1-800-REDCROSS. For more information on how to help, visit this link.