Just a little over a month after launching a GoFundMe campaign for the West Virginia Flood Relief, country star, Brad Paisley, has donated $250,000 towards the cause. Paisley took to the crowdfunding portal 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.”
Paisley previously donated $100,000 at the beginning of the initiative and then on August 6th, it was revealed that he donated $250,000 to help rebuild homes. Paisley announced the campaign’s launch on his Facebook page after performing John Denver’s “Country Road.” All funds raised will be distributed through the West Virginia Flood Relief 2016, The Brad Paisley Foundation at WESBANCO Trust Department in Wheeling, WV.
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