NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Country singer Brad Paisley announced Wednesday he has started a GoFundMe account for the flood victims of his home state of West Virginia.
He made the announcement on his Facebook page and has since donated $100,000 to the cause.
“Now that the waters are receding it’s time to pitch in and help in any way we can. One of the best ways I have found that hopefully will raise the largest amount of money the quickest and get it to the people in need the fastest is through GoFundMe. I have set a goal of $1 million – this is doable and only a small portion of what is needed. Join me as we help West Virginians together,” Paisley said.
More than 20 people were killed and small towns were destroyed after West Virginia experienced heavy flooding on June 23. So far, three counties have been declared federal disasters and 44 of the 50 counties have been declared in a state of emergency.
The GoFundMe account will be distributed by West Virginia Flood Relief 2016 – The Brad Paisley Foundation at WESBANCO Trust Department in Wheeling, WV.