Sad news. Kenny Chesney‘s St. John vacation home was destroyed in Hurricane Irma. Luckily, the country singer wasn’t there, but he offered his home to friends for shelter during the storm. Thankfully, they’re fine!
“My house was, we thought, a very safe place for everyone because it was built with stone, concrete [and] bricks in an area of the island where we didn’t feel like we were going to get a direct wind. So I felt like if they went downstairs it would be a very safe place,” he told HLN.
“I had 200MPH wind-tested windows throughout my house, and every window in the house just blew out, so these people were really scared,” he said. “They found more shelter in a big closet and were in that closet for a long time, and they made it. Luckily, a lot of people made it.”
Chesney is obviously concerned about the people who live on the island full-time, sharing, “That place and the people mean so much more to me than my house. I think we’re all going to come together and we’re going to do so much to rebuild. The people’s souls down there, they’re hurting.”
Aw! He’s vowed to help in any way he can and has already started a foundation called Love For Love City. Check out his sweet post on it below.
To everyone in @noshoesnation who has reached out asking how you can help… from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. We've created the Love For Love City Foundation to help provide support for the US and British Virgin Islands which were just devastated by #HurricaneIrma. These people and these islands have meant so much to me throughout my life. All proceeds will immediately be directed toward supporting those affected. Please donate what you can via the link in my bio and share. #loveforlovecity
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