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Carrie Underwood Donates $1 Million to Red Cross for Tornado Relief

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Carrie Underwood performs 'Blown Away' at the Grammys (Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood is another Hollywood star that puts her money where her mouth is.

The Grammy winner announced she's donating $1 million in proceeds from her recent Blown Away Tour to the Red Cross for tornado relief efforts, the AP reports.

"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness," Underwood said in a statement. "With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornados."

Underwood grew up in Checotah, Oklahoma, about 115 miles from Moore, Oklahoma where Monday’s tornado took 24 lives, 9 of them children.

Earlier this week the country singer tweeted her condolences: “Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen…it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray”

Underwood is not the only celebrity rushing to help Oklahoma. Oklahoma City Thunder all-star forward Kevin Durant donated $1 million to The Red Cross, which the team pledged to match along with the NBA and National Basketball Players Association.

Blake Shelton and NBC have organized the "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert, set to take place on May 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

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