Morgan Wallen 200 Tennessee children’s dreams come true this holiday season.
Over the weekend, in the midst of three consecutive sold-out concerts in Southaven, Mississippi, the country hit maker stopped at a Walmart in neighboring Memphis, Tennessee, to adopt Memphis’ 200 Salvation Army Angels and Mid-South Angel Tree program.
After several hours of shopping, Wallen, his team and fellow band Mark Taco Anino, Luke Cowboy Rice, Tyler Tomlinson, Dominic Frost, Tony Aichel and Chris Gladden were able to fill 32 shopping carts with toys, bikes, clothes, and more, totaling more than $20,000, according to a press release.
Wallen says a spirit of giving was instilled in him when he was a young boy and he hopes to make this an annual holiday tradition.
“For me growing up, my parents always made sure I had gifts under the tree. I know that not all kids are so lucky to have the same experience,” Wallen shared in a press release.
The East Tennessee native continued, “I’ve partnered with The Salvation Army and Walmart to make a lot of kids happy this Christmas…and I hope we can do it again next year.”
After Wallen’s generosity, which will make kids smile at Christmas, Salvation Army spokeswoman for Memphis and South Central, Nina Harrelson, shared, “Because of Wallen’s generosity, this year parents are experiencing job loss, homelessness and the impact of the ongoing pandemic will be able to sleep on Christmas Eve knowing That their children would wake up to gifts under the tree.”
Angel Tree is an age-old holiday tradition that provides games and clothing for children, seniors, and families struggling to make ends meet at Christmas.
With the events of 2020 and 2021, more families need support and help at this time of year than ever before.
Those interested in adopting an Angel from the Memphis area can click here.
The donation comes after a sophomore Walaine project, Dangerous: the double album, concluded the year as the best-selling album of any genre.
After a short break during the holidays, Wallen will be back on the road on the 54-day Dangerous Tour, which features special guests HARDY and Larry Fleet. The tour is already sold out in most markets.
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