Lee Brice Donates $20K for South Carolina Flood Relief
Lee Brice is giving back to his home state in a big way. The country star has donated more than $20,000 for flood relief in South Carolina.
Torrential rains hammered the state in early October, breaching 11 dams and killing at least 15 people. More than 400,000 residents were left under a boil water advisory that affected 16 water systems after the devastating floods.
Brice was born in Sumter, S.C. and attended Clemson University on a football scholarship before turning his attention to music full-time. He performed at Coastal Carolina University on Oct. 16, following up with an outdoor show in Spartanburg on Oct. 17, collecting both monetary and food donations at both performances. The double ACM winner — whose song "Drinking Class" was the most-played at country radio in 2015 — wrapped up on Nov. 13 with a performance at Finlay Park in Columbia, after which he donated $10,000 to a family impacted by the flooding in Sumter. He donated an additional $10,000 to the Red Cross of Central South Carolina to help with other flood relief efforts.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to step in and help, even in a small way. So many people were impacted and are still recovering from immense water damage to their homes and property," Brice says in a press release.
"Our communities throughout South Carolina have stepped up to support our friends and neighbors," adds Rebecca Jordan, Executive Director of Central South Carolina's Red Cross branch. "College Town Throwdown and Lee Brice's commitment to the community is an example of citizenship at its best. This donation will help us continue to serve the needs of those impacted by the devastating flood."
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