Jerrod Niemann is the latest celebrity to use his fame for a good cause. On February 9, the country singer used his Twitter account to ask for help for a friend who has some very tough physical challenges ahead.
My friend found out she has an inoperable brain tumor. Would you please check out & share this link? Thank you! http://gofundme.com/6nvhos
The link takes people to GoFundMe, a crowd funding site that allows its users to create fundraising campaigns for just about any need. Jerrod Niemann links friends and fans to a page set up for Shannon, a young mother whose difficult medical journey is being chronicled with updates. The fundraiser for Shannon has a goal of $10,000 and at the time of Jerrod Niemann’s tweet, had tipped over the halfway point in donations.
Donations for Shannon will go to her medical bills and the living and child care expenses involved
for her 5 month old son, Nash.
Anyone who wishes to donate to Shannon can use a debit or credit card to do so, and choose a one-time payment or recurring payment. Messages of encouragement can be sent along with the donation if desired. Those giving can also choose to remain anonymous if they prefer.
Recently, Jason Aldean asked for financial help for his tour manager’s cousin who had been involved in an accident that left him unable to provide for his family. Jerrod Niemann’s request comes just days later. It’s good to see country music stars using their celebrity to help someone in need. Hopefully, their pleas will help these families reach their financial goals and at least have peace of mind over their finances while facing some of life’s most difficult challenges.
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