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Carrie Underwood pledges concert proceeds to New Jersey recovery effort


Country star Carrie Underwood is donating all proceeds from her recent concert in Atlantic City, N.J., to the local community to help officials rebuild and recover from the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy.

The former "American Idol" champ admits she felt unsure about pressing ahead with a planned performance at the Boardwalk Hall on Friday after the superstorm reduced much of the beach resort to rubble and destroyed its famous historic boardwalk.

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Explaining her decision to honor the gig, in support of her coincidentally titled album "Blown Away," she told the audience, "You know, after something like this, you wonder whether the show should go on. We thought, this building was still here, so it must be here for a reason."

Underwood's concert was the first big-name event to be staged in Atlantic City following last month's natural disaster.

She said, "I wouldn't feel right making any money off of tonight's show, so anything I make is going right back into the community here."

Underwood is the latest star to show generosity to the storm victims. Justin Bieber has also pledged to donate a portion of ticket sales to the American Red Cross, while Lady Gaga donated $1 million to the same charity last week.

Nov 13, 2012 8:25PM
Carrie, you are always such an inspiration in everything you say and do. God will take you the world over, just remember your roots and let Jesus always have the wheel.. God bless you..
Nov 12, 2012 7:36PM
Thank you Carrie, for being a great idol. Your generosity will surely help the Sandy victims.  God bless you Carrie.  Keep up the great work!  
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