Just four days after country star, Brad Paisley, launched a GoFundMe campaign for the West Virginia Flood Relief, over 5,100 supporters have flocked to the funding initiative to secure nearly $540,000 for the cause.
As previously reported, Paisley took to the crowdfunding portal last week to help his home state after a devastating flood killed 28 residents and destroyed 1,200 homes. The singer is seeking to raise $1 million for the victims:
“On June 23rd, my home state of West Virginia experienced tremendous flooding that killed over 20 people and destroyed entire small towns. Three counties have been declared federal disasters and 44 of the 55 counties have been declared in a state of emergency. Now that the waters are receding it’s time to pitch in and help in any way we can. One of the best ways I have found that hopefully will raise the largest amount of money the quickest and get it to the people in need the fastest is through GoFundMe.”
CEO of GoFundMe, Rob Solomon, previously stated:
“We couldn’t be more pleased that Brad Paisley is working with the GoFundMe community to help victims of the recent devastating floods in West Virginia. We hope the online community rallies around Brad’s campaign to give comfort and relief to West Virginians in need.”
All funds donated will be distributed through West Virginia Flood Relief 2016 – The Brad Paisley Foundation at WESBANCO Trust Department in Wheeling, WV.
Following the campaign’s launch, Paisley went to Clendenin, West Virginia with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito to visit with the flood victims. Check out the photos of their visit below.
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