Concert raises $6 million for tornado victims
June 04, 2013
When disaster strikes a given community, Americans across the nation seem to move quickly to get involved and give in anyway they can to victims. This has been the case in the wake of storms in the recent past, as well as the tragic events in Colorado, Connecticut and Massachusetts in the last year.
It was no different in Oklahoma recently, where numerous communities were all but destroyed by a string of massive tornadoes. Celebrities are getting involved in raising funds for these people, and with them as spokespeople for the cause other donors will join in.
According to The Associated Press, a number of country stars held a televised concert called "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert," which raised $6 million in the form of pledges and tickets for the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Singers like Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire all made appearances, among many other musicians.
That's not the only way people have been helping out storm victims. NBC News reported that a number of individuals have been donating at the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund - giving blood, cash, frequent flyer miles and texting pledges. Moreover, the news source said other charities like Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, the Salvation Army and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma have all gotten involved as well.
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