Carrie Underwood donates $1 mil to Red Cross
May 24th, 2013
05:00 PM ET

Carrie Underwood donates $1 mil to Red Cross

Singer Carrie Underwood has become more akin to an "American Hero" to Oklahomans recovering from this week's deadly tornado.

The 30-year-old OK native (and season 4 "American Idol" champ) has donated $1 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief, which will aid those rebuilding after Monday's monstrous twister decimated the town of Moore, Oklahoma. The sum was generated by proceeds from her "Blown Away" tour.

“I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness,” Underwood said in a statement. “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.”

Underwood had a similar response to the wreckage Hurricane Sandy left behind in New Jersey last year. After performing in Atlantic City in November 2012, Underwood donated all of the proceeds from that night's show to the recovery effort.

Her latest hefty gift to the Red Cross will be stretched to cover other crises around the country.

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    May 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lisa

    This is FAKE ... Carrie's PR people reported Carrie would donate $1 from each ticket on her north American Tour ... This was reported in may of 2012 so it has nothing to do with the Oklahoma Disaster ... Second ... Carrie only sang to about 440,000 people so that is $1 x 440,000 = ($440, 000) not 1 million and it has nothing to do with the Tornado! .. Geee

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    • Lisa

      Let me ad ... I am sorry, I just hate these fake story's ... Like my late father use to say ... if part of a story is fake ... then the whole story could be fake and there was no money donated? ... Just a story ... since there is no thank you from the red cross and that is how these donations are usually announced ... Not by the singer them self ... this is suspect!

      May 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Hurricane Sandy donation ?? > Carrie is such a liar >>> lol >>> She is now trying to say she gave twice with the same 1 donation and I will bet this is all Bull chit and there was never even 1 donation >>> Carrie just needs news since her new song is a flop > Carrie has to make the story's so big = fake or no one would give a chit >> Carrie will next announce she donated 10 million >> lol >> By the way >> Carrie only made 5 million last year and not 1 of her concerts has sold out so I doubt she could donate anything and this is FAKEEEEEEEEEEE LOL

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    But seriously, why is it only some celebrities and big corporations giving these huge donations. Someone should rally to governement that each big corporation over X amount of $ profit has to donate X amount to certain charities.

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  21. Carol Steele

    Those celebrities who donate to Red Cross don't understand how most of it go into individuals pockets who are in the Red Cross. They would do so much more to give to each individual who is affected in Okla. Red Cross cheated me out of my pension and are concentrated on helping themselves.This was not true when I worked for Red Cross but greed is rampant in this organization now.

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  25. Jeff

    If it's donated to help Ok, then she needs to make sure it goes to Ok. FYI, she could donate and not have it make headlines, folks do it all the time. Still admirable though...

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    She said she wanted to help those affected by the recent tornados, then the last part if this says Red Cross will be stretched to cover other crises around the country. I guess all her donated $ won't go exactly where she thought. Good for her being so generous, no matter who it helps.

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