Willie Nelson Raises Over $120,000 for West Texas Victims
by Allyson Koerner
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Country legend Willie Nelson is once again using his music to lift the spirits of others and to benefit those affected by horrible tragedy.

On Sunday, April 28th, Nelson put on a concert for the victims of the tragic West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. On April 17, 2013 a fertilizer company exploded resulting in 14 deaths and more than a dozen injuries.

Nelson’s concert fundraiser was held to provide aid to all those suffering, and he managed to raise $81,900. The money went directly to the West Volunteer Fire Department, ContactMusic.com reports.

That’s not all Nelson donated. He also handed over $46,551 to his hometown fire house located in Abbott, Texas.

“What he has done for us – with our fire department, and our fundraising, it would have taken us 10 years to raise that kind of money,” said West Mayor Stevie Vanek about Nelson’s generous actions and contributions.

According to CNN, donations for West, Texas are well under $1 million, and the town and its residents are still in need of help and money.

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Allyson Koerner is a graduate from Emerson College where she obtained her Master’s in Print & Multimedia journalism. Passionate about writing, reading and entertainment, she is looking to make her way into the journalism profession.

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