Blake Shelton and NBC are putting together a benefit for Oklahoma tornado victims.
Shelton told reporters about the fundraising effort after Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice.” The Oklahoma native paid tribute to the thousands affected by Sunday and Monday’s tornadoes by performing an acoustic version of the hit “Over You” with wife Miranda Lambert.
He said the benefit would be held soon in nearby Oklahoma City. After his performance on “The Voice” Tuesday night, Shelton told E! News, “There was a lot of different things we could have done as a tribute to Oklahoma. I’m from Oklahoma and Miranda’s from Texas, but we both live in Oklahoma now as we speak and my home is in Oklahoma. When this is over with tonight, I’m going to get on an airplane and fly back there.”
At least 24 people, including nine schoolchildren, were killed Monday afternoon in Moore, Okla., when an EF5 tornado with 200 mph winds touched down for 40 minutes and 장흥출장안마 destroyed entire neighborhoods.
Toby Keith, a native of Moore, also is planning a benefit. His sister’s house was hit by the tornado.
More details about both fundraising efforts will be released later.