Reba & Blake Shelton Add Second Show to Aid Tornado Victims
Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert scheduled for May 26 in Durant, Okla. sold out in less than two hours last week. As a result, the pair have added an additional show for May 25. All proceeds from the concerts will aid tornado relief efforts in that state.
"A lot of people lost a great deal in this disaster and it's particularly close to us because we both consider Oklahoma home," Reba says. "We wanted to do something and let the people in Oklahoma know that we love them and we're praying for them during this difficult tragedy."
Reba was born just outside of Kiowa, which is approximately 30 miles away from the greatest devastation in Atoka. While Blake is originally from Ada, he currently resides in Tishomingo, less than 50 miles from the Atoka County border. All proceeds from Reba and Shelton's Tornado Relief Concert will go toward Atoka County's ongoing relief efforts through the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund.
A special mobile fundraising campaign was established with the mGive Foundation for those who are unable to attend the shows but would still like to help. Fans can text "OKGIVE" to 27722 to make a one-time $10 donation, which will be added to their monthly cell phone bill. Funds will be donated to The mGive Foundation for the benefit of the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund. Checks may also be made out to the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to: 101 SE 1st Street, Tushka, OK 74525.
More information and tickets for the second show in Durant, Okla. may be found here.