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Nashville News: Chris Young donates to Texas

Nashville News

Over the weekend, the southern part of Texas was overwhelmed with destruction as the category-four Hurricane Harvey hit its coast.  the storm continues to wreak havoc on the area, bringing even more heavy rain and flooding over the next few days.Chris Young is raising money for the recovery effort in Texas. In addition to making a 100-thousand-dollar donation to the Red Cross, he's started a GoFundMe page with a goal of 500-thousand-dollars. Chris says, "I have friends and family there and I'm almost certain my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the areas that was hardest hit by winds and flooding. But that's the least of my concerns. I'm worried about the people there-my friends, family and neighbors-and I want to help." All donations made to the GoFundMe page will be routed through the Chris Young Foundation to distribute directly to Harvey relief through the Red Cross and other disaster relief organizations. 

IN REACTION Miranda Lambert TWEETED "Last show tonight of our European tour. Headed home tomorrow and praying for my home state. I love you Texas."

Brad Paisley TWEETED : "Absolutely love Houston, and can’t believe what I’m seeing on the screen right now."

Blake Shelton TWEETED  "Praying for all you people done there on Texas coast and inland!!! I can't imagine being in a hurricane!"

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