Carrie Underwood Gives $1 Million to Help Oklahoma Tornado Relief
Carrie Underwood opened her purse and made a huge donation to the American Red Cross to aid victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Moore, Okla. The Checotah, Okla. native donated $1 million to aid relief efforts, saying the devastation saddened her.
"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 tornados," Underwood said in a statement at her website. Checotah is 120 miles east of Moore.
Underwood's Blown Away Tour was bookended by tragic natural disasters. Previously she designated funds from a stop in N.J. to aid the superstorm Sandy relief effort. Proceeds from the Canadian tour stops were donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
She's not the only country singer stepping up to aid efforts. Details of the benefit concert Blake Shelton is planning are said to be revealed today (May 24), while stars like Toby Keith are helping on the ground. Keith grew up in Moore, and has been there picking up the pieces since Tuesday.