By: Jon Corrigan
WYCD Hoedown 2016 headliner Brad Paisley announced on Wednesday that he’s started a GoFundMe account for the flood victims of his home state of West Virginia.
Paisley made the announce live via Facebook by performing “Country Roads” acoustically and then issuing a challenge to his fans and friends to join him in contributing. He made an initial donation of $100,000.
“Now that the waters are receding it’s time to pitch in and help in any way we can. One of the best ways I have found that hopefully will raise the largest amount of money the quickest and get it to the people in need the fastest is through GoFundMe. I have set a goal of $1 million — this is doable and only a small portion of what is needed. Join me as we help West Virginians together,” says Paisley.
The GoFundMe account will be distributed by West Virginia Flood Relief 2016 – The Brad Paisley Foundation at WESBANCO Trust Department in Wheeling, WV.
Watch video here: http://smarturl.it/BPWestVirginia
On June 23rd West Virginia experienced tremendous flooding that killed over 20 people and destroyed entire small towns. Three counties have been declared federal disasters and 44 of the 55 counties have been declared in a state of emergency.
Paisley will headline the WYCD Hoedown 2016 at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday, July 31.