Miranda Lambert Deploys MuttNation Foundation to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
KELLY BRICKEY • AUGUST 28, 2017 - 2:51 PM
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
It’s all about saving the pets, so Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation is headed down to her home state of Texas to lend a helping hand to people dealing with the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.
Loading up their trailers full of pet supplies and food, the MuttNation Foundation decided it was time to give back to Houston and the surrounding areas during this devastating weather pattern and go save the animals in crisis down south. As a pro-rescue foundation themselves, they wanted to bring the services they offer to those pets trying to find a safe place in the aftermath of the devastating storm.
“Our team is headed South! It was important to our AMAZING founder, Miranda Lambert that we do our part for her home state! We are headed to Houston to give relief to municipal shelters. We will help transport any animals currently in shelters so that there is room for displaced animals from Hurricane Harvey! Plus any other support we can offer!!! You can help support our efforts by donating atwww.muttnationfoundation.com! Friends, please pray for Texas,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Lambert also personally expressed her grief over the desolation from the Category Four hurricane that ran rampant through Southeast Texas via a short and sweet post on social media.
“Prayers, light and love for Texas! #home #hurricaneharvey,” Lambert tweeted earlier alongside a retweet from Ellen DeGeneres about donating to the American Red Cross.
Many country stars are getting behind relief efforts, with Chris Young starting a GoFundMe page with a $100,000 donation and Lady Antebellum donating all of the proceeds earned from their merchandise sales from their show in Dallas to disaster relief efforts.
Those interested in helping out the victims of Hurricane Harvey can go onto the American Red Cross website to learn more about donating.
Lady Antebellum Donates Proceeds from Merchandise Sales to Hurricane Harvey Relief
KELLY BRICKEY • AUGUST 28, 2017 - 11:23 AM
Lady Antebellum; Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage
Lady Antebellum is joining the list of country artists that are showing their support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Although the country trio was forced to cancel their tour date in Houston due to the Category Four hurricane, they decided to give back with the simple notion of donating all of the money made from their Dallas merchandise sales right back into the relief fund to help those caught in Hurricane Harvey’s path.
“We are so sad to have had to cancel our show in Houston tonight. Last night, we played a show up the street in Dallas and all of our merch proceeds will be going towards hurricane relief funds. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by #HurricaneHarvey,” Lady A wrote on social media.
It’s unknown how much money would be sent off to aid the victims in the horrific storms, but their random act of kindness goes a long way in the line of lending a hand during these catastrophic weather patterns.
Chris Young started his own initiative to help out with Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area by creating a GoFundMe page for fans to donate as much as they could to the American Red Cross. Giving $100,000 of his own money to kickstart the cause, Young already raised almost $50,000 in a matter of less than 24 hours.
Other country stars expressed their sadness and woes via social media, with Miranda Lambert sending prayers to her home state and Brad Paisley admitting his disbelief over all of the damage done in the Southeast Texas region.
Fans interested in giving back to the communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey can head over to the American Red Cross website now to donate.
Chris Young Establishes GoFundMe Page for Hurricane Harvey Relief, Donates $100,000
KELLY BRICKEY • AUGUST 28, 2017 - 9:43 AM
In times of crisis, Chris Young is coming to the rescue to help those affected Hurricane Harvey.
The country singer is using his platform to reach out to his hundreds of thousands of followers to encourage them to make a donation to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and aid in disaster relief efforts. Hoping to raise a total of $500,000 to help citizens of Texas rebuild and recover from the horrific weather conditions, Young set up a GoFundMe page and dedicated a whopping $100,000 himself to get the donations flowing.
Within less than 24 hours of creating the account through the charitable start-up company’s site, Young received more than $43,000 from 609 pledgers to give back to Houston and the surrounding communities for all of their losses, both personally and structurally.
Young’s personal connection to the Houston area as a homeowner gave him the gumption to start helping out his community by urging his friends and fans to give as little or much as they can to the American Red Cross in order to boost up the morale for so many who lost everything in the hurricane.
“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,” he said in the persistent video clip. “Love you guys and every little bit helps. In times like these, you turn to your friends to help those in need and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I hope you’ll donate… and Texas…we love you.”
Hurricane Harvey is one of the strongest hurricanes to hit Texas in many years, with a Category Four rating upon landfall. The storm brought up to 20 inches of rain in some areas of the Southeastern region of the state, leaving thousands of homes without any power and completely flooded to capacity. The catastrophe has killed five people, and the devastation will only continue to hit throughout the next couple days.