Today, country music star Chris Young has launched a GoFundMe to provide direct support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. While Young is a native of Tennessee, his Texas roots run deep – not only does he have family and close friends in the path of the hurricane, Chris lived in Arlington before signing with RCA Records, has toured extensively throughout the state and owns a home in the direct eye of the storm.
“As everyone knows, Texas was hit Friday by Hurricane Harvey which made landfall as a category four hurricane, the largest storm to hit the area in decades,” said Chris. “Port Aransas, Rockport, Corpus Christi, Houston and so many other places are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come. I'm worried about the people there — my friends, family and neighbors — and I want to help. I’m starting this GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help everyone in Texas that has been affected by this hurricane.”
To kick off the GoFundMe campaign, Young is donating $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations throughout Texas. You can find his campaign and make a contribution here:
GoFundMe has created a central location for all campaigns that have been created to help those affected by the storm. To view the campaigns, click here:
The GoFundMe team has been working with state and local officials in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. GoFundMe’s Trust & Safety Team briefed officials in Texas and Louisiana on the steps we take to protect donors and recipients, and we explained our guarantee that all of the funds raised on GoFundMe go to the right place.About GoFundMeLaunched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $4 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.