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Country Star Chris Young Donates $100,000 to Disaster Relief

  • Associated Press

FILE - Chris Young performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, June 11, 2016. Young is donating $100,000 for disaster relief efforts in Texas.

Country music star Chris Young is donating $100,000 for disaster relief efforts in Texas.

Nashville-based Monarch Publicity says in a news release that Young lived in Arlington, Texas, before signing with RCA records and has family and close friends in Hurricane Harvey's path.

Interstate 45 is submerged from rain that arrived with Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. With the heavy precipitation expected to last for days, it's still unclear how bad the damage will be, but there is already evidence of widespread losses.
Interstate 45 is submerged from rain that arrived with Harvey in Houston, Texas, Aug. 27, 2017. With the heavy precipitation expected to last for days, it's still unclear how bad the damage will be, but there is already evidence of widespread losses.

Young says in the statement that communities in Texas "are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come."

Young's donation through his foundation will benefit the Red Cross and other disaster relief groups. He says during tough times, "you turn to your friends to help those in need and that's exactly what I'm doing." He asked others to join his fundraising effort.

Young is a native of Murfreesboro, about 25 miles southeast of Nashville.

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