It seems as all I can write about these days is flood-related topics. On one hand, I'm of course sad that there has been such devastation in Tennessee to generate this amount of news. However, on the other hand, I have to say my heart is truly warmed by how many people--celebrities and ordinary folk alike--have stepped up to the plate to clean up Nashville and help everyone who needs a hand.
The latest of these is Carrie Underwood, who as the 2010 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year has teamed up with ACM Lifting Lives--the charitable arm of the organization--to create a new fund supporting relief efforts for flood victims displaced and in need of shelter.
The fund has a particularly apt name: Temporary Home, which of course, comes from Carrie's hit single. In addition to her contributions, Lifting Lives will be donating money from the taping of the Brooks & Dunn tribute spectacular that took place after the 2010 ACM Awards, and will be televised on CBS this Sunday.
Carrie taped a public service announcement regarding the fund that will air during the B&D special, but if you'd like to help right now, you can text "ACM" to 501501 to give $10 to the cause. Or, hop over to www.acmcountry.com/liftinglives or www.cbs.com/live to donate online.
In other Carrie news--look for her on the American Idol season finale May 26, where she'll be performing her new single, "Undo It." Carrie won the AI title back in 2005, and the song she's singing next week was co-penned by Idol judge Kara DioGuardi. Tune in!
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