Chris Young is once again proving that country music and its performers care about its fans, and people in general. Young has stepped up and he has set up a gofundme account to benefit the American Red Cross and the victims of hurricane Harvey in south Texas. Young has family in the area, and own a home near where Harvey reached ground, and hopes to raise $500,000 to aid in relief for the area.

Not only did Young, a native of Tennessee who spent time in the Lone Star State prior to signing his first recording contract, establish the account, but he got it off to a great start by putting his money where his mouth is, donating the first $100,000 himself. The drive is well on its way to its goal, raising close to $150,000 in just 21 hours.

Townsquare media also cares about Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. The best way to help provide aid, relief and comfort is to donate to the Salvation Army at, or call 800-SAL-ARMY. You can also make a ten dollar donation directly to the Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999. There’s an emergency need for blood, so consider donating today.

Hurricane Harvey has dumped two feet or more of rain on areas near the Texas coast and in the eastern part of the state; even more rain is coming over the next few days, too. Some reports indicate that officials in the area are expecting up to 450,000 people to need disaster relief assistance.

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