Martina McBride’s Charity Group Celebrating Success With ‘CBS This Morning’ Appearance
Martina McBride's fan-formed charity group, Team Martina, established in partnership with the artist four years ago, will be featured on CBS This Morning on Friday (June 26) to celebrate the successes and continued efforts of the organization.
The group has raised more than $300,000 for various nonprofits across five countries, including the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Chastain Park Conservancy and Covenant House, which recently honored McBride with the Beacon of Hope Award.
With Team Martina, McBride helped start a music program in Covenant House’s orphanage in Guatemala City for the young girls living there. More than $40,000 has been raised by Team Martina over the last year to provide the orphanage with all the supplies they need for the program, including instruments and a music teacher.
Giving back is important to McBride, so whenever she is in a town to perform, she encourages the fan community there to put in a good deed while she’s there. Even CBS correspondent Dean Reynolds pitched in when the artist was in Maryville, Ind., where Team Martina came together to assemble boxes of food at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
McBride has been keeping busy not only with her philanthropic efforts, but her studio endeavors, as well. According to a news release, she is gearing up to create some new music with Big Machine and Cumulus’ joint venture, Nash Icon Records. She is also slated to headline Nashville’s Independence Day celebration, Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing!, which will take place all over downtown and will be live-streamed via AT&T starting at 6:30PM CT for those who can’t make it to Music City for the festivities.
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