I have watched the devastation with great sadness': Carrie Underwood donates $1 million to help Oklahoma tornado victimsBy Jennifer Pearson
The country singer's heart went to all those affected by a brutal tornado that swept through her native state of Oklahoma earlier this week.
When she saw how the people were suffering Carrie immediately wrote a check to the American Red Cross for a whopping $1 million.
Bleeding heart: Carrie Understood donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastating Oklahoma tornado earlier week
'I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness,' Carrie said in a statement.
'With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornadoes.'
Windswept wreckage: Carrie said that she has 'watched the devastation with great sadness' in towns throughout her native state like Moore, OK
Blown Away: Carrie's generous donation comes via concert proceeds from her recent Blown Away tour; the singer is pictured performing in Columbia, S.C., on April 17
Carrie's donation was funded through concert proceeds from her Blown Away tour, which wrapped Thursday night in Abbottsford, British Columbia.
Neal Litvack, chief development officer for the Red Cross, praised Carrie's involvement.
'The impact of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and the Midwest was devastating and the road to recovery will be long for many families,' he said.
Shelter from the storm: The entertainer's donation will help provide shelter, food and comfort to those affected by this week's tornado
The cause has also been supported by US celebrities such as actor David Spade, who donated $200,000 to the hurricane relief fund.
Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant also gave $1 million.
Meanwhile the six-time Grammy winner is counting her lucky stars - she's been happily wed to Canadian ice hockey player Mike Fisher since 2010.
Counting her blessings: Carrie's nearly three-year marriage to Mike Fisher is happy and full of fun moments, although she's holding off on starting a family
But though the couple has enjoyed a nearly three-year marriage, Carrie admits she still does not feel ready for children.