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Okies Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are giving a helping hand to Oklahomans trying to recover from the recent round of storms and tornadoes that ravaged parts of the state. Reba, who was born just outside of Kiowa (about 30 miles away from the devastation), and Ada-born Blake will host the Tornado Relief Concert in Durant, Okla., on May 26.
“A lot of people lost a great deal in this disaster and it’s particularly close to us because we both consider Oklahoma home,” said Reba in a statement. “We wanted to do something and let the people in Oklahoma know that we love them and we’re praying for them during this difficult tragedy.”
“Oklahoma defines who I am and seeing the effects this disaster has had on my neighbors, I knew I had to do something,” Blake also said in a statement. “Reba and I have a lot of love for this state and we wanted to do what we can to help. This place is my home and these people are family to us.”
The recent storms caused half a million dollars in damages, destroying homes, schools and businesses. The proceeds from the concert will go towards Atoka County's relief efforts through the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (800) 585-3737 or online at choctawcasinos.com .