Country Artists Support Harvey Storm Victims
Chris Young Donates $100,000 to Relief Efforts
Artists are joining relief efforts nationwide to support those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.
Chris Young has donated $100,000 to a GoFundMe account, which will support the American Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations through the Chris Young Foundation.
Young lived in Arlington, Texas, before signing with RCA Records, has toured extensively throughout the Lone Star state and owns a home in the direct eye of the storm.
“I have friends and family there and I’m fairly positive my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the hardest hit areas by wind and flooding,” Young said in a video online. “But that’s the least of my concern. I’m worried about the people there — my friends, family and neighbors.”
Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Friday (Aug. 25) near Rockport, Texas, and more torrential rainfall and catastrophic flooding is expected to hit the Texas gulf coast this week. Parts of the southeast Houston area have received more than 30 inches of rain since Thursday (Aug. 24).
According to the Weather Channel, this may end up being one of the worst flood disasters in U.S. history.
Other celebrities who have launched online campaigns to support relief efforts in Texas and the surrounding states include comedian Kevin Hart and Houston Texan JJ Watt.
CMT’s pro-social initiative, CMT One Country, continues to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to provide disaster relief to those affected by Harvey. Donate $10 directly to the Red Cross by texting 90999. Volunteer opportunities nationwide are also available through the CMT One Country website.