Lee Brice Raises $20,000 for South Carolina Flood Relief
Christmastime is the season of giving, and Lee Brice has taken that idea to heart. The singer, a native of Sumter, S.C., raised $20,000 during a trio of concerts in South Carolina, and all of the money will be going to great causes.
Brice played at Coastal Carolina University and in Spartanburg in mid-October, collecting monetary and food donations at both of the shows. A month later, he performed at Finlay Park in Columbia and announced that he would be donating $10,000 to a Sumter family that had been affected by the recent flooding in the area, as well as $10,000 to the American Red Cross of Central South Carolina, to aid in flood relief efforts.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to step in and help, even in a small way," Brice shares in a press release. "So many people were impacted and are still recovering from immense water damage to their homes and property."
Many were left homeless or with heavy damage to their houses following the flooding in the area in early October.
"Our communities throughout South Carolina have stepped up to support our friends and neighbors," says Rebecca Jordan, Executive Director of the Central South Carolina Red Cross branch. "College Town Throwdown and Lee Brice's commitment to the community is an example of citizenship at its best. This donation will help us continue to serve the needs of those impacted by the devastating flood."