Jerry Seinfeld Donates Stand-Up Proceeds To Nashville Flood Recovery
Instead of pocketing the profits from his upcoming show at Nashville’s Tennessee Performance Arts Center – which one can only assume is anything but chump change — he’s earmarked all the funds for the benefit of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, as well as the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
If you’re among the majority of the population who didn’t know a flood hit the capital of Tennessee, taking the lives of 34+ people and causing approximately $1 billion in damages, join the club. Countless critics say the news media chose to focus on the more ‘showy’ and obviously tragic natural disaster, which continues to play out in the Gulf.
In regard to his generous donation to help aid flood relief, Seinfeld says matter-of-factly, “This is a tough time for a great city, and I’m very happy to donate the proceeds from this show to the local organizations that are bringing help where it’s needed.”
The comedian is among a slew of celebrities who’ve reached deep into their pockets in the last several weeks to offer the musical capital a hand, including a $500,000 donation from Taylor Swift and $100,000 donations (each) from Reba McEntire, Brad & Kimberly Williams Paisley as well as Amy Grant & Vince Gill.