Country star Clint Black has heaped praise on the first responders who are helping to save lives in his native Houston, Texas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
The Great Flood singer reveals he’ll be donating money and staging memorabilia auctions to help fund the recovery and relief efforts after the historic storm, but in the meantime he can only watch the news coverage and count his blessings.
“What we worry about most right now are the lives, and there are gonna be some long term needs,” he tells Entertainment Tonight. “I know a lot of us are going to be looking at ways to lend our voices, our music, our songs, auction guitars, cowboys hats, boots, whatever we can do to get people to reach into their pockets. I’ll be making donations to the Salvation Army, myself.”
“Being a Houstonian, I want to give a shout-out to all of the first responders doing a great job (and) all the citizens who got out on their own accord and helped,” Clint tells the news show.
He’s not the only Texas native helping out – fellow Houstonian and Country musician George Strait is planning a country-themed relief effort, along with Miranda Lambert who has sent help from her MuttNation Foundation down to Houston to help displaced pets find shelter. JJ Watt – Houston Texans is raising funds for Harvey victims as well. He himself has donated lots of his own money and as of today it has surpassed over $9 million plus with the help of Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart who generously and thoughtfully donating over $1,000,000 to JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund.
Victims of Hurricane Harvey:
YOUNGCARING Organizer: JJ Watt
The Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
Red Cross – http://www.redcross.org/hp/harvey2
Save the Children – https://secure.savethechildren.org/
The Humane Society- http://www.humanesociety.org
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