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Carrie Underwood Donates $1 Million To Oklahoma Relief Efforts

05/25/2013 09:46 am ET

Oklahoma-native Carrie Underwood is giving back to her home state.

The "See You Again" singer, 30, donated $1 million to relief efforts after the recent devastating tornado killed 24 people and injured 240 earlier this week. Underwood announced on Thursday (May 23) that she used funds from her "Blown Away" tour's concert receipts to donate to the Red Cross.

According to People, the country star said in a statement, "I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness. 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 tornados."

Following the news of the tornado, Underwood, as well as many other stars including Blake Shelton, Olivia Munn, Miranda Lambert and Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter to send out prayers to the victims.

Shelton also announced that he would be hosting a benefit concert called "Healing in the Heartland," which will air live on NBC on May 29 from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

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