Celebrities, musicians and the incomparable Charlie Sheen are donating time and money to help the victims of the April 27 tornadoes that tore through several U.S. states and killed hundreds of people.
Actor David Spade donated $200,000 for relief efforts to the American Red Cross. “I ... hope this will help to shine the spotlight on the people of the United States who are in desperate need right now and that others will join me in donating what they can to support the American Red Cross’ huge disaster relief effort,” the 46-year-old actor said in a statement.
Charlie Sheen, who is currently on his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option” tour, launched the Web site “Torpedoes Against Tornadoes” (or “Torpedos Against Tornados,” as it’s spelled) this week. Money donated will go directly to Alabama storm victims. People who donate at least $100 get a baseball signed by Sheen. The controversial actor toured the devastated city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Monday, saying, “I’m here to bring the focus of the world down.” Sheen told reporters that he would return for a fundraiser.
Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and other country superstars will all perform at CMT’s May 12 benefit concert in Nashville. Hank Williams Jr., who will perform, told the Associated Press, “I want to raise a lot of money. And I want people who are motivated to be part of it as we try to help these devastated folks.”