Country music artist and East Tennessee native Morgan Wallen has donated $25,000 through his More Than My Hometown Foundation to the Greater Good Music organization. The donation will go towards wildfire disaster relief efforts in the form of hot meals for relief workers, mobile food pantries, clothing, and supplies for the communities in the fire zone near his hometown of Sneedville, Tennessee.
Two wildfires near Great Smokey Mountains National Park and Sevier County, Tennessee, have burned more than 3,000 acres in the last week and caused the evacuation of 11,000 homes in the area. The fires destroyed three hundred structures before being 95% contained on Monday (April 4).
“We are so grateful to Morgan for helping us provide hot meals to firefighters and first responders in the fire zone, as well as assist families that have been displaced and in need of food, clothing, and supplies in the coming days,” says Sheila Jones, executive director of Greater Good Music.
Greater Good Music unites music artists and volunteers working on the ground to help communities in need on concert tours and in disaster zones around the United States. The organization turns a concert day into a day of giving by working with artists and food banks to organize mobile food distributions before showtime on tours around the nation. It also partners with the music industry to deliver food and supplies to disaster areas.
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to help ongoing fire relief may do so by visiting GreaterGoodMusic.org.
Wallen was recently awarded the ACM Album of the Year Award for his Dangerous: The Double Album. The album broke a 58-year-old country music chart record for the most weeks at No. 1, surpassing Shania Twain and Taylor Swift. His 58-show “The Dangerous Tour” kicked off in February with $3 from every ticket sold benefitting the More Than My Hometown Foundation.
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