Brad Paisley Raises Money For West Virginia Flood Victims
Brad Paisley launched a GoFundMe campaign and made a personal donation for the victims of the recent floods in West Virginia.
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“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,” Paisley wrote on the GoFundMe page. “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. I have set a goal of $1 million — this is doable and only a small portion of what is needed. Join me as we help West Virginians together.”
GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon released a statement to praise Paisley’s efforts to raise additional money for the people of West Virginia.
“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,” Solomon said. “We hope the online community rallies around Brad’s campaign to give comfort and relief to West Virginians in need.”
The GoFundMe page has a goal of raising $1 million. In less than a day, it’s raised over $250,000, $100,000 of which Paisley donated himself.
During last week’s disastrously heavy rainfall in West Virginia, 23 died. The devastation has left thousands of people homeless.