Bobby Bones Raises Money For Red Cross' Oklahoma Tornado Relief
June 27, 2013 at 4:12 PM (PT)
PREMIERE NETWORKS’ The BOBBY BONES Show presented the AMERICAN RED CROSS with a check for $135,060.71 to support its tornado relief effort in OKLAHOMA. The check was presented to JOEL SULLIVAN, Regional CEO for the TENNESSEE Volunteer Region of the RED CROSS, during a reception at BONES’ NASHVILLE radio studio TODAY, JUNE 27th.
After the tornadoes hit MOORE, OK, The BOBBY BONES Show reached out to friends on MUSIC ROW for help. More than 60 of Country music’s biggest stars donated personal items, concert tickets, signed memorabilia and more to be auctioned on eBay.com. From MAY 24th-30th, thousands of listeners and fans bid on the items to support the disaster relief effort. In addition, BROKEN BOW/STONEY CREEK RECORDS, BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT and BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP donated $5,000 each.
"We were blown away by the support from the Country music community -- from the artists and record labels to the fans," BONES said. "Their generosity speaks volumes, and we can’t thank them enough for stepping up and contributing to this worthy cause."
"Thanks to the generosity of our community partners like The BOBBY BONES Show, we were able to provide the funding for trained RED CROSS caseworkers and other disaster volunteers to help and comfort Oklahomans with food, relief supplies, health services and emotional support," SULLIVAN said. "The RED CROSS will be in OKLAHOMA for as long as we’re needed -- to make sure people’s immediate needs are met, and to ensure they have the resources for long-term recovery."