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Celebrities offer support to Oklahoma tornado victims; implore fans to help

     
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In the wake of the devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma earlier this week, celebrities — including Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant and Okie native, Blake Shelton (@@BlakeShelton) — are rallying the troops to support victims.

On Tuesday, a $1 million donation to the Red Cross by Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) was reported for tornado relief. Durant followed the donation with a call to his Twitter followers to also support the Red Cross by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help tornado victims.

Tuesday evening, on the live results episode of NBC’s popular show, ‘The Voice,’ Blake Shelton (who is a coach on the show) joined his wife Miranda Lambert (@MirandaLambert) in a special tribute to victims of the tornado. The couple performed Lambert’s hit, “Over You.”

Watch Shelton and Lambert perform “Over You.”

At the end of the show Tuesday, Shelton announced that he is partnering with NBC to organize a benefit concert for tornado victims. Details on the benefit are pending, but Shelton announced it would take place in nearby Oklahoma City.

Another Okie celeb, Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic), who is a native of Moore, is also planning a benefit for victims of the massive tornado. Details of Keith’s benefit are also pending, but initial reports are that his concert will be held at the football stadium on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

Other stars have reacted to the devastation in Oklahoma by urging their Twitter followers to lend a helping hand to those affected by the disaster.

@Alyssa_Milano: “To search for friends & family or to register yourself as safe from the #Oklahoma tornadoes: http://Safeandwell.org  via @10NewsCha @heykim.”

@IMKristenBell: “I just donated to Oklahoma Tornado Victims Fund via @ryotnews http://www.ryot.org/campaigns/oklahoma-tornado-victims-fund …

@JessicaBiel: “Twitter friends, pls help the #Oklahoma tornado victims by donating to the Red Cross http://redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999.”

@KatyPerry: “Sending out prayers for the people of Oklahoma tonight. Let’s help, just text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate 10 dollars to those in need.”

@Denise_Richards: Praying for Oklahoma, here’s how to help @RedCross: text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at http://redcross.org 

If you would like to support the victims of Monday’s storm, here are a few ways you can help:

 

Melody Harstine Foster

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