What a wonderful story!!
Joe Jonas is more than just a pretty face, a delightful dancer, and an uber-talented musician — he's an inspirational human!!
The Disney graduate took his time, talents, and energy to Moore, Oklahoma today in an effort to help rebuild one of the towns hardest hit by Monday's terribly devastating tornadoes.
He and the Jonas Brothers' founded charitable organization, Convoy of Hope, will assist in debris removal and supply distribution throughout the affected areas!
What a genuinely caring dude!!
It's always encouraging when A-list celebs give back, especially in the wake of an unforeseen natural disaster.
Hopefully Joe's efforts inspire others to act similarly!
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Carrie Underwood may have been Blown Away by a tornado made from special effects in the music video for her smash song of the same name, but when it comes to the real life consequences of such a devastating force a nature, she's wasted no time jumping right into action!
In the wake of the lost lives and mass destruction at the hands of the tornados that ravaged Oklahoma, the country superstar has followed in the footsteps of Kevin Durant, Blake Shelton and countless other heroes by donating $100 MILLION to the American Red Cross for relief efforts in her native state!
She says in a statement:
As an Oklahoma native, Blake Shelton was hit hard by the devastation left in the wake of a deadly tornado that claim the lives of so many and tore through the lives of countless more.
The country crooner and his wife Miranda Lambert performed a touching tribute to remember victims of Monday's disastrous tornado — which smashed through town only 100 miles away from their home.
The married duo sang a touching rendition of Over You— originally written for his late brother— to begin the results show on Tuesday's The Voice in an effort to inspire viewers to donate to the Red Cross and relief efforts for victim's families and those who survived the powerful natural disaster.
In the wake of the storm, Blake will put on a concert with the help of NBC to aid victims.
The singing competition judge explained:
We're still in shock over the havoc the tornado has reeked in Oklahoma!
With the death toll at 24 and climbing, there is NO question the tornado that struck Oklahoma City suburbs — like Moore, Oklahoma — at more than 200mph was one of the most brutal tornados in history, but NOW we have footage of just how destructive the powerful natural killer was.
See the jaw-dropping videos of the lethal natural disaster and the painful aftermath…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
So, so sad!
In the wake of yesterday's tornado, Moore, the southernmost area of Oklahoma City, was “absolute chaos.”
Following the tornado’s destruction of two elementary schools — that left children trapped under the rubble — Emmy-winning reporter Lance West rushed to the scene to provide coverage for news station KFOR.
But even he couldn't keep from tearing up over the terrible destruction and rising death count.
"I've never seen anything like this in my 18 years covering tornadoes here in Oklahoma City. This is without question the most horrific — I've never seen…"
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) and listen to the heartbreaking report.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this horrible tragedy.
Oklahoma is enduring horrible, horrible devastation right now as the aftermath of the vicious tornado from Monday still wreaks havoc on the town of Moore.
Tuesday morning, 51 was being reported as the official death toll, with 91 being the feared total number of deaths. Fortunately, that number has lowered to 24, with officials citing double-reported deaths as the cause behind the inaccurate numbers.
Still, any number above 0 is way too high in our books.
Humanity once again shines, though, as even celebrities take the time to get the word out about the disaster and offer ways to help. See what they're saying …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
One thing is certain — the tornado carnage that Moore, Oklahoma witnessed Monday has resulted in a gruesome number of injuries and deaths, more than any town should ever see.
While there seemed to be some conflict in the official death toll Tuesday morning, New York Times reports that Oklahoma City medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said at least 91 had died already.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that while the official death toll stands at 51, they have confirmed that 91 is the estimated number with a coroner's office official stating that some 40 bodies 'have yet to be processed by medical examiners - roughly half of them children.'
Hospitals report at least