Sara Evans Supports the American Red Cross Response to the Southern Tornadoes
Country Music Superstar Auctioning Off Memorabilia, Recorded PSAs to Help Survivors
In response to the tornadoes and severe weather that caused significant damage to communities in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, country music superstar and American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet volunteer, Sara Evans, is auctioning off memorabilia through MissionFish, the exclusive charity solution provider for eBay Giving Works. Items to be auctioned off include an autographed top and dress that Sara wore in her video “As If.” Both items come with a copy of the video and an autographed “Greatest Hits” CD which contains the hit “As If.” All proceeds from the auction will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which helps the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the southern tornadoes. The online auction is available to the public now through Tuesday, February 19 at 5:30 pm/CST and can be accessed by going to www.saraevans.com.
The tornadoes and severe weather system cut a swath of destruction that resulted in an estimated 59 deaths, and injured hundreds more. The Red Cross immediately mobilized volunteers and supplies and responded to the storm, providing shelter, feeding victims and emergency workers and lending emotional support to help survivors and emergency workers manage the fear and anxiety that disasters bring. Relief efforts are ongoing, with distribution of supplies, such as clean-up kits, into the affected areas. Red Cross case workers will work with survivors to provide additional emergency assistance based on the damage sustained to their homes.
Evans birthday was on February 5, the same day that the tornadoes stuck. In lieu of gifts, Evans’ fans have been asked to donate to her favorite charities. In support of the Red Cross, fans across the country donated blood or recruited blood donors. In response to the Middle Tennessee tornadoes, Evans also donated her time by recording public service advertisements to encourage donations via www.redcross.org. Additionally, she taped a specific message for tornado preparedness for future disasters. The advertisements will be available soon via www.redcross.org.
“I am so honored to be a part of the National Celebrity Cabinet. The American Red Cross sustains victims during disasters and has supported countless families through the recent tornados that devastated Tennessee and surrounding states. We are still seeing the devastation nightly on the news and I encourage everyone to support their efforts not just now, but all year long. You never know when a disaster will affect you or someone you love,” said Sara Evans.
In addition to this auction, people can support the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and help provide food, shelter, counseling and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the southern tornadoes, by visiting www.redcross.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS to make a donation. People interested in donating blood can learn more and schedule an appointment by visiting www.givelife.org or calling 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the southern tornadoes, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.
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