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The news of the recent devastating tornado that ripped through Atoka County affected the two Oklahoma natives, and they reacted immediately by offering their talents to help raise money for their friends and neighbors. Reba was born just 30 miles away from the greatest devastation of the storm, while Blake currently lives in Tishomingo, less than 50 miles from the Atoka County border.
"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. "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," says Blake. "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 stars have partnered with the Choctaw Casino Resort, where the benefit show will be held next month, with all proceeds aiding the area's relief efforts. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages was caused by the destructive storm, leveling homes, schools and businesses.
Tickets will go on sale May 6 at 10:00 AM and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-585-3737 or online at choctawcasinos.com.
In addition to the proceeds raised from the concert, fans can text "OKGIVE" to 27722 to make a one-time $10.00 donation, which will be added to their monthly cell phone bill. Funds will be donated to The mGive Foundation for the benefit of the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund.