Morgan Wallen is stepping up for his home state of Tennessee, as wildfires continue to rage and destroy homes and businesses across the eastern region.
Along with his More Than My Hometown Foundation, they’ve donated $25,000 to Greater Good Music to help with things such as hot meals for relief workers, mobile food pantries, clothing, and supplies for the communities in the fire zone near his hometown.
Morgan is from the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, where wildfires are currently burning across much of that area, with more than 3,000 acres near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Sevier County completely destroyed.
Sheila Jones, executive director of Greater Good Music, an organization focused on uniting artists and volunteers to support communities in need, said they are thankful for his generous donation to their cause:
“We are so grateful to Morgan for helping us provide hot meals to firefighters and first responders in the fire zone, as well as assist families that have been displaced and in need of food, clothing, and supplies in the coming days.”
The organization also shared a lengthy post about it on Instagram, saying that some of the money went towards feeding firefighters from 400 agencies around the state of Tennessee.
They also noted that, thankfully, the fire is now 95% contained:
It’s not the first time he’s donated money for disaster relief in his hometown, either, as last year, he held a benefit concert after the catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee that raised an incredible $725,000 for relief efforts.
And his recent three-night stop at Bridgestone arena, that featured surprise appearances by Ronnie Dunn and Eric Church, raised over $120,000that will be put into initiatives for adolescent development, resources and local communities.
He also made good on his promise to donate $500,000 to a number of Black-led organizations and charities, the first being the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC).
Morgan’s charity, the More Than My Hometown Foundation, was named after his #1 hit single and, aims to help develop and financially support after school programs for at risk youth to facilitate engagement with positive role models and community leaders in local cities and towns.