Carrie Underwood Donates Concert Proceeds to Atlantic City (Video)
Carrie Underwood Returning to 'American Idol' Stage
In a truly classy move, Carrie Underwood announced that she will donate all of the proceeds from her Friday night tour stop in Atlantic City to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Garden State.
“We’re so glad to be here, and even more glad to be here this evening,” the American Idol Season 4 winner told the audience at Boardwalk Hall, according to the Press of Atlantic City. “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, who has been donating $1 of every ticket sold to Red Cross efforts since September, was so overwhelmed by the devastation from last week's hurricane, that she affirmed that she would put her profits "right back into the community here."
“I wouldn’t feel right making any money off of tonight’s show,” said the 29-year old Oklahoma native.
After the concert, Underwood's thoughts were still with the shore, and she took to Twitter to offer more words of support.
"Thank you beautiful Atlantic City! You all made my year! You have been through so much and still rocked the house! I leave in awe! Thanks!" she tweeted.
Watch a video of Underwood performing "Temporary Home," along with a powerful speech about how she and her band are committed to giving back on the "Blown Away" tour, below.