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Clay Walker and Friends Headline Benefit Concert for Houston’s Flood Victims

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Multi-platinum selling country music star, Clay Walker headlined a benefit concert in Houston, Texas in partnership with the City of Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner and Joel and Victoria Osteen of Lakewood Church.

Walker and a talented line-up of locally and nationally known musicians, celebrities, and community leaders came together to raise funds and awareness for the Greater Houston Storm Relief fund, which provides donations and financial assistance directly to residents suffering a great loss from recent floods, states its website. “Houston Recovers with Clay Walker & Friends Live from Lakewood Church,” was a wonderful evening of music and hope for a community coming together for its flood victims.

Devastating Floods

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Photo: Sonia Ramirez

Devastating floods have hit Texas hard this year, especially Houston, Texas. On April 18, 2016, another round of storms barreled through town causing major devastation throughout the area. “So many people in our area suffered extreme loss due to these recent floods. Many lost more than possessions – jobs, family members, homes and in some cases their livelihood,” said Mayor Turner. “It is our privilege to come together and help our fellow Houstonians recover.”

Mayor Turner established The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund, to accept flood relief donations that will stay in the community. The fund will focus on aiding storm victims and relief organizations in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties, added Turner. He said the fund will be administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, as stated by their website.

The Artists

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Photo: Sonia Ramirez

The benefit concert headlined by Walker also included a familiar line up of stars such as Brian McKnight, Regina Belle, Yolanda Adams, La Mafia’s Oscar de la Rosa, Danny Gokey and CeCe Winans. Each gave a heartwarming performance as their music resonated throughout the concert in front of a packed house. Many could relate to the recent floods and the tolls it takes on the person and the community as whole, and it was evident each felt strongly about giving their time and talent to help a town in need. Below are a few statements from the artist themselves:

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