Martina McBride Helping Kids in Guatemala
Martina McBride is using her fame and fortune for a worthwhile cause.
The singer has launched an event called 'Everlasting Music for Kids' online, through her charitable organization, Team Martina. Proceeds from the event will help Covenant House, an orphanage in Guatemala, get musical instruments, launch a music program and provide care in McBride's name to orphaned girls, ages nine to 15, who have suffered abuse and neglect before being welcomed into the residential home.
"Having visited Covenant House earlier this year and seen firsthand the great work they do for teens, I'm excited about this new project," McBride says.
"I know as well as anyone how music can change lives. It makes me happy to think music is going to be introduced to a group of young girls who can truly benefit from it."
To find out more about Covenant House, which rescues children who have been victims of abuse, neglect, homelessness, exploitation and human trafficking, click here.
The married mother of three has raised more than $25,000 to date. The online event will run through June 14. To make a donation, click here.
McBride's latest album, 'Everlasting' -- which features her spin on several classics made famous by other artists, including Elvis Presley, Linda Ronstadt and Aretha Franklin -- soared to the top of the charts. Download the record here.