Chris Young is giving back to those impacted by the deadly Nashville tornado.
The country star turned to Instagram to share that he has donated $50,000 to the Music City Inc. Foundation, a recovery fund launched by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. that will be distributed to families that have been significantly impacted by the tornado that killed at least 24 people and injured several others, in addition to damaging hundreds of structures across Tennessee. Nashville neighborhoods East Nashville, Germantown and Donelson were among the devastation, along with towns outside of the city including Mt. Juliet and Cookeville.
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My heart goes out to everyone who lost friends or family last night. It’s devastating to see photos this morning of the city I call home. I don’t even recognize some of the locations it’s so bad… to help I’m donating $50,000 to the Music City Inc Foundation. If you want to help feel free to visit the site here https://www.visitmusiccity.com/nashvillestrong #NashvilleStrong
Young, who is a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn. but has lived in Nashville for several years, expressed sadness over the devastation, sharing photos of the severe damage across the city in his post on Wednesday (March 4). “My heart goes out to everyone who lost friends or family last night. It’s devastating to see photos this morning of the city I call home. I don’t even recognize some of the locations it’s so bad,” he explains alongside a trio of photos of the destruction and the announcement of his donation.
As of Thursday (March 5), more than $140,000 has been donated to the fund. The money has been put toward such services as delivering more than 2,000 boxed lunches to first responders and utility personnel working to clean up the city.