Healing in the Heartland concert raises more than $6 million

Blake Shelton helps raise millions for his home state. Pledges go to United Way of Central Oklahoma for tornado recovery.
Published: June 4, 2013

Entertainment update

Concert raises more than $6 million

Last week's “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert,” hosted by Blake Shelton and NBC, raised pledges estimated at more than $6 million for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. This doubles what had been raised to date. The concert was the most successful telethon ever held for United Way's rebuilding efforts, and donations are still coming in, said Debby Hampton, president & CEO of United Way of Central Oklahoma. Other concert performers included Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder, Usher and Darius Rucker.

From staff reports


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