April 29, 2011 04:08:59 GMT
Celebrities and country stars alike have taken to Twitter to express their support for those affected by a series of tornadoes that swept through the southern United States.
Stars have showed support to those affected by the devastating tornado outbreaks that tore through southern United States. Country stars Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire as well as reality star Khloe Kardashian and actress Kristin Chenoweth are among those who have made use of their Twitter to send prayers and other encouraging messages.
"Mine" hitmaker Taylor tweeted on Thursday, April 28, "We're at rehearsals watching videos of the tornadoes in Tuscaloosa. Our love and hopes and thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected." Meanwhile, country icon Reba urged fans to donate, "If you can't go to the concert to help OK tornado victims, text OKGIVE to 27722 to give a $10 donation It'll be added to your phone bill."
Reba is teaming up with Blake Shelton to raise money for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado. The two will headline a benefit concert at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma in May. Proceeds will go to storm victims in Atoka County, which is located just 30 miles away from where Reba was born.
"Khloe & Lamar" star Khloe wrote simply, "My prayers are with the tornado victims in Alabama. :(" Oklahoma native Kristin tweeted, "Tornado victims, my love [and prayers go] out to you." Also expressing their support are The Band Perry, who wrote, "Our hearts are heavy for our Greeneville today. Please send your thoughts and prayers towards our tiny town. #tornado".
Other stars sending well wishes to the tornado victims included LeAnn Rimes and Darius Rucker. LeAnn wrote, "My heart goes out to my southern friends and family. I love you all!!!", while Darius tweeted, "My heart goes out to those affected by the devastating storms. To help donate to the Red Cross http://bit.ly/kUu2zb or txt REDCROSS to 90999."
On Friday, April 29, Time Warner Cable and News 14 Carolina will hold a telethon to benefit American Red Cross tornado recovery efforts in North Carolina. The telethon will begin 6 A.M. with hourly updates and guests until 7 P.M. Time Warner promises to match donations up to $75,000.