Carrie Underwood Donates One Million Dollars From Tour to Red Cross
With her 2012-2013 "Blown Away Tour" ending, Carrie Underwood is giving back to charity — just like she promised.
The one million dollar donation is being made to the Red Cross for disaster relief. And before you go thinking that it is because of the Oklahoma tragedy, think again. This charitable donation was established when the tour launched, back in spring 2012.
“I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness,” says Carrie. “With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornados.”
The donation will go to help people affected by disasters like tornados and floods, just like that of Oklahoma.
"The impact of the tornados in Oklahoma and the Midwest was devastating and the road to recovery will be long for many families. Through the generosity of Carrie, the American Red Cross can quickly respond with shelter, food and comfort now, and with lasting help as they move toward recovery,” said Neal Litvack, chief development officer for the Red Cross.
This isn't the first charitable act Carrie has made on the tour. Back in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Carrie designated funds to support disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.