Monday, May 27, 2013

Country music star Carrie Underwood steps up in a big way to support the Red Cross and the citizen's of her home state of Oklahoma who were impacted by last week's tornado with a $1 Million donation


Given the outpouring of concern that Oklahoma musicians have shown toward their home state this week (see Toby Keith and Blake Shelton), it should come as no surprise that yet another native Oklahoman has come forth to help.
And this one did it in a big way: "American Idol" Carrie Underwood has pledged a remarkable $1 million to Oklahoma for tornado relief.
"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness,” Underwood said in a statement. “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."
Underwood's donation went to the American Red Cross and was funded via concert proceeds from her Blown Away tour, which wrapped Thursday night in Abbottsford, B.C.
"Thanks to all who came to a show during this entire tour! I hope you all feel great about the Red Cross contribution that WE made today," the superstar tweeted after the show.
This isn't the first time Underwood has been generous over the run of her tour. In November, she earmarked the proceeds from an Atlantic City show to New Jersey for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.