There is one music superstar who is helping to raise funds for this set of people through his music: Brantley Gilbert. He is well-known for philanthropic services to retired army personnel and farmers.
There is no doubt that all aspects of human life have been affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic that took the world by storm since the latter part of 2019. Even now that vaccines have been developed to curb the further spread of the virus, individuals and businesses are still reeling from the effects. Huge amounts of people have lost their means of income through job losses and budget cuts.
Brantley Donates Proceeds From His Fans Trail Ride To Coronavirus Fund
Brantley hosted a trail ride for his fans in Tennessee sometime on the 17th of April this year. The event which took place in the northeastern Tennessee town of Huntsville, saw 500 fans go on three separate trail rides across the 20,000 acres of the Brimstone Recreation wilderness park. It showcased Brantley’s love for outdoor adventures and trail vehicles. The trail ride happened before his live performance at the Whisky Jam show.
The trail ride was not just for fun as it was done to help people who lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The money raised at the show all went to the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund.
On the 4th of May, Brantley presented a check. of $75,000 to the management of ACM Lifting Lives. During the occasion, Brantley revealed he had a good time on the trail ride in eastern Tennessee, as he knew the event was to better the lives of people. He added that the money would specifically support professionals in the entertainment industry who had been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
ACM Lifting Lives Show Appreciation To Brantley For His Donation
The Executive Director of the ACM Lifting Lives group, Lyndsay Cruz, expressed appreciation to Brantley for donating towards their COVID-19 Response Fund. She revealed that the country music star and his record label, BG Nation, came when they needed them most in this trying financial period, as they consistently sought out finances to support people who lost their jobs because of the pandemic. She thanked Brantley for been a benefactor by donating the proceeds from his first trail ride to the group.
The long-time partner of the Miles Away singer, Polaris, supported his trail ride event with an RZR Trail S1000 Ultimate, which will be auctioned off in the summer. His other partners, Camping World, supported Gilbert with the donation of an off-road trail vehicle which will also be placed on auction during the summer. All the monies gathered from the summer auction will be given to COVID-19 Response Fund organized by ACM Lifting Lives.
Since the start of the COVID-19 Response Fund, ACM Lifting Lives has raised over $3.5 million which have been distributed through their sponsors and supporting individuals. You can donate to the relief fund by visiting www.ACMLiftingLives.org
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