Country music artist Chris Young has taken action and launched a GoFundMe to provide direct support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. While Young is a native of Tennessee, he has a strong connection to the great state of Texas— he lived in Arlington before signing with RCA Records and owns a home in the direct eye of the storm.
“As everyone knows, Texas was hit Friday by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall as a category four hurricane, the largest storm to hit the area in decades,” shared Chris. “Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and so many other places are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come. I’m worried about the people there — my friends, family and neighbors — and I want to help. I’m starting this GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane.”
To kick off the GoFundMe campaign in a big way, Young is donating $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations throughout Texas. You can find his campaign and make a contribution here. As of this moment, this push has raised over $200,000 with a goal of raising $500,000.
Watch Chris’ heartfelt message below!
Besides Chris, country music superstar Miranda Lambert has deployed her MuttNation Foundation team to the Houston area in order help animals in crisis.
“Our team is headed South! It was important to our AMAZING founder, Miranda Lambert that we do our part for her home state! We are headed to Houston to give relief to municipal shelters. We will help transport any animals currently in shelters so that there is room for displaced animals from Hurricane Harvey! Plus any other support we can offer!!! You can help support our efforts by donating at http://www.muttnationfoundation.com! Friends, please pray for Texas,” the organization shared via its social media channels.
Country music trio Lady Antebellum is also generously donating all of the proceeds earned from their merchandise sales from their show in Dallas, Texas to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Together, we can help Texas get back on its feet! Share this with others looking for ways to help.