Oklahoma native Carrie Underwood is putting her money where her heart is with a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross. The funds have been earmarked for disaster relief efforts in her tornado ravaged state.
According to her rep, Underwood’s charitable contribution will come from proceeds earned during her year long ‘Blown Away Tour,’ that wrapped this week.
The former ‘American Idol’ winner issued this statement, “I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness. 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 tornado.”
Red Cross executive officer Neal Litvack acknowledged the generous donation: “The impact of the tornados in Oklahoma and the Midwest was devastating and the road to recovery will be long for many families. Through the generosity of Carrie, the American Red Cross can quickly respond with shelter, food and comfort now, and with lasting help as they move toward recovery.”
NBC will host a benefit concert next week that has been spearheaded by Oklahoma native Blake Shelton.