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Country music star Brad Paisley donates $100,000 to West Virginia flood relief

Posted at 1:53 PM, Jun 30, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Singer Brad Paisley has started a crowdfunding website campaign to raise money for flood-relief efforts in his native West Virginia.

Paisley, who was born in Glen Dale, donated $100,000 of his own money to kick-start a GoFundMe account with a goal of bringing in $1 million.

Paisley says in a statement that now that floodwaters are receding, "it's time to pitch in and help in any way we can."

Since floods tore through the state last week, GoFundMe spokeswoman Maggie Shepherd says more than $575,000 has been raised through various accounts on the website for West Virginia victims.