West Virginia

Brad Paisley Donates $100K for West Virginia Flood Relief

The singer was born in Glen Dale, West Virginia

Singer Brad Paisley has started a crowdfunding website campaign to raise money for flood-relief efforts in his native West Virginia.

Paisley, who was born in Glen Dale, donated $100,000 of his own money to kick-start a GoFundMe account with a goal of bringing in $1 million.

Paisley said in a statement that now that flood waters are receding, "it's time to pitch in and help in any way we can."

Since floods tore through the state last week, GoFundMe spokeswoman Maggie Shepherd said more than $575,000 has been raised through various accounts on the website for West Virginia victims.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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