Lady Antebellum Donate Merch Proceeds to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Hurricane Harvey forced Lady Antebellum to cancel a Sunday night (Aug. 27) You Look Good World Tour stop in Houston, Texas, and now, the country trio is making an effort to help those affected by the hurricane. They will be donating some of the proceeds from a recent show to help with relief efforts.
On Saturday night (Aug. 26), Lady Antebellum performed in Dallas, Texas -- a city that has not been affected by Hurricane Harvey. The next day, Lady A announced that all of the proceeds from merch sales at that concert will be donated to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey has dumped two feet or more of rain on areas near the Texas coast and in the eastern part of the state; even more rain is coming over the next few days, too. CNN reports that officials are expecting 450,000 people to need disaster relief assistance.
“This is a landmark event for Texas,” says FEMA Administrator Brock Long. “Texas has never seen an event like this.”
Chris Young, too, is helping with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts: The singer has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for those affected by the natural disaster. He's encouraging his fans to donate whatever they can to the fund, which will be given to the Red Cross and other local Texas disaster relief organizations, and gave $100,000 himself.
Lady Antebellum began their You Look Good World Tour in late May. After they get off the road, their personal lives will get busier: Dave Haywood and his wife are expecting their second child, while Hillary Scott and her husband are expecting twins.
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