Target: Carrie Underwood
Goal: Thank Carrie Underwood for donating $1 million dollars to Red Cross for Oklahoma relief after the destruction left by the tornado.
Carrie Underwood is an American country music singer who rose to fame after winning the fourth season of American Idol. Since winning the TV show, Underwood has won many awards, including six Grammy awards and ten Academy of Country music awards. Before she became famous, she grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She has been in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame since 2009.
After the recent catastrophic tornado that killed over 50 people and injured hundreds, Underwood said in a statement to People that, “I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness. 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 tornadoes.”
By a “little extra help”, the country singer was referring to her donation of $1 million for disaster relief, using funds from her “Blown Away” tour’s concert receipts to donate to the Red Cross. The “Blown Away” tour is Carrie Underwood’s first worldwide tour, taking her to Europe and Australia for the first time. In 2012, the tour was the 47th best-selling tour in the world, selling over 480,000 tickets and earning upward to $30 million. Sign the petition to commend Carrie Underwood for giving back to society in time of great need.
Dear Carrie Underwood,
Last week, a two-mile-wide tornado tore through Oklahoma, killing and injuring a lot of people while destroying homes, piling cars atop one another, and trapping school children beneath rubble.
I want to thank you for not only thinking about and praying for your beautiful home state and the people in it, but for also taking the initiative to help these people by using funds from your tour’s concert to donate to the Red Cross for the relief effort. Your one million dollar donation to the Red Cross will help many victims of the tornado get back on the feet after such life-changing devastation.
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