Usher and Blake Shelton put their judging caps away for the night, and stepped onto The Voice stage to show how much they love their country (just kidding, Adam)…er, the state of Oklahoma. Being the true Okie that he is, it wasn’t surprising Blake and Miranda would arrange a benefit concert–“Healing in the Heartland”– and take friends Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan and of course Usher along for the ride. Good move considering the concert raised more than $6 million dollars–$3.7 was donated before the concert even aired. All donations will go towards the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. The United Way uses the funds collected to get much needed resources to communities, like Moore. To donate please visit: www.unitedwayokc.org
Watch Usher & Blake’s rendition of “Home” below:
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40 minutes. Less than an hour for mother nature to unleash a cyclone of ferocity that swept away lives, property and the small town of Moore, Oklahoma. In less than 48 hours, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder was the first to step up relief efforts by donating $1 million dollars to the victims of the tornado.
As well as put boots on the ground. The hoop star visited a local Red Cross chapter….
…to take donations.
And helped Red Cross volunteers working at a food shelter pack up supplies.
More importantly he’s inspired his employer–the NBA–to follow his lead by donating a matching $1 million dollar donation.
And convinced Nike to donate $1 million dollars worth of his merchandise to Okie victims. Including profits from his signature sneaker the Oklahoma City KD V Elites.
I don’t know about ya’ll but I think I’ve become a KD fan. Keep up the good work, man.
And, everyone, please continue to send support and prayers to Oklahoma residents effected by this devastating twister scientists characterize as being more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima Japan during WWII. Wow…
To donate time and/or money to the Moore, Okla relief efforts please visit www.redcross.org/Donation or www.regionalfoodbank.com/HelpOK
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