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: https://www.gofundme.com/harveyrelief
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: http://gofundme.com/
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.
Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Young’s upcoming album “Losing Sleep” marks his third time co-producing with Corey Crowder, including 2015’s critically acclaimed “I’m Comin’ Over” and 2016’s “It Must Be Christmas”. Young co-wrote all 10 songs on the soon-to-be-released record.
With a hit-packed set that highlights his nine chart-toppers…including “Gettin’ You Home,” “Voices,” “Tomorrow,” “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think Of You,”…and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects, Chris has joined reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean as special guest on his “They Don’t Know Tour” through October before resuming his own headlining dates later this year.