Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, both hailing from Oklahoma, has promoted them to reach out to the tornado affected area.
Reba McEntire was born just outside of Kiowa, which is approximately 30 miles away from the greatest devastation.
Blake Shelton was born in Ada and currently resides in Tishomingo, less than 50 miles from the Atoka County border.
Reba and Shelton hosted the “Tornado Relief Concert” Wednesday and Thursday in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Choctaw Casino Resort as a way to help their hometown friends.
“A lot of people lost a great deal in this disaster and it’s particularly close to us because we both consider Oklahoma home,” said Reba. “We wanted to do something and let the people in Oklahoma know that we love them and we’re praying for them during this difficult tragedy.”
“Oklahoma defines who I am and seeing the effects this disaster has had on my neighbors, I knew I had to do something,” said Shelton. “Reba and I have a lot of love for this state and we wanted to do what we can to help. This place is my home and these people are family to us.”
In addition to the proceeds raised from the concert, a special mobile fundraising campaign has been set up with The mGive Foundation to raise funds for relief efforts.