Brad Paisley is defining what it means to be a hometown hero.
In response to the massive flooding throughout his home state of West Virginia this week, Paisley has launched a fundraising campaign to help aid victims.
“On June 23rd, my home state of West Virginia experienced tremendous flooding that killed over 20 people and destroyed entire small towns,” the singer posted on the fundraising page. “Three counties have been declared federal disasters and 44 of the 55 counties have been declared in a state of emergency. Now that the waters are receding it’s time to pitch in and help in any way we can.”
With the goal set at $1 million, Paisley says, “this is doable and only a small portion of what is needed.”
In the days preceding the GoFundMe page announcement, Paisley was sharing his heartfelt thoughts on Twitter.
“Eventually, maybe we’ll do a concert in the area. Now is not the time for that,” Paisley said during the announcement. For now, he’s asking fans to “join me as we help West Virginians together.”
The GoFundMe account will be distributed by West Virginia Flood Relief 2016 – The Brad Paisley Foundation at WESBANCO Trust Department in Wheeling, West Virginia.