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