Jo Dee Messina Announces Show For Tornado Relief
June 1, 2011 at 1:10 PM (PT)
CURB RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist JO DEE MESSINA announced in APRIL, that her “A MILLION DOORS” campaign would help raise $2.3 million for a non-profit school in NASHVILLE, the HOLY TRINITY MONTESSORI, by donating proceeds from the sale of her new song “Carry Me.” She was also working on setting up a concert tour to benefit the school, and a show in PITTSBURG, KANSAS on JUNE 25th, but funds from that show are now helping victims of the recent tornados.
After discovering that promoter AL ZAR lived in JOPLIN, MO and lost everything, MESSINA and head of the MONTESSORI school, KATE RILEY, decided the JOPLIN RED CROSS needed the money more than the school.
“After the tornados, I reached out to AL, knowing they hit close to where we were having the concert,” MESSINA said. “He lost everything. When I told KATE about this, she was saddened and suggested that if the shows do happen that they should give the money to him. When my management offered this to AL, he said, ‘Instead of me, why don't we offer the proceeds to all the people in JOPLIN, by donating proceeds to the JOPLIN RED CROSS?’ And so we are!”
For more information on how to help visit: www.jodeemessina.com.