Whiskey Myers Pledge All Proceeds From Longview Concert to the City of Van, Texas
Today Whiskey Myers put the words behind their latest radio single to task. After seeing the devastation in Van, TX in the wake of Sunday's tornadoes the East Texas natives announced they will be donating all proceeds from their show Thursday (May 14) at Grahams to Van Community Ministries.
On Sunday night (May 10th) the tiny town of Van, just off HWY I-20, in East Texas was devastated by tornadoes. And while the city works to rebuild, the show of love, support and donations has been almost overwhelming.
As soon as the sun rose on Monday morning support groups started popping up all over Facebook and Twitter. East Texans with trailers, trucks, and toilet paper spent Monday and Tuesday gathering supplies and delivering them - on their own. It was a sight to see.
"We're from East Texas. When something like this happens, it hits close to home - literally." John Jeffers of Whiskey Myers said. "We love this area. This is where we grew up. We don't get back as much as we used to, but we thought donating all proceeds from this show was the least we could do."
Due to the outpouring of supplies from neighboring cities, the Red Cross said that monetary donations are its greatest need. If you would like to make a donation to victims of the storm in Van, you can visit Redcross.org or dial 1-800-Red-Cross or make a $10 gift to disaster relief by texting RedCross to 90999.
Seeing East Texans help out East Texans makes Jeffers proud, "The support that has come in for Van over the past few days is amazing," he said. "It really makes us proud to be raised around these parts."
Make plans to see Whiskey Myers Thursday night at Graham Central Station, tickets are available here.