Singer Brad Paisley has started a crowdfunding website campaign to raise money for flood-relief efforts in his native West Virginia.
Paisley, who was born in Glen Dale, donated $100,000 of his own money to kick-start a GoFundMe account with a goal of bringing in $1 million.
Paisley said in a statement that now that flood waters are receding, "it's time to pitch in and help in any way we can."
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Since floods tore through the state last week, GoFundMe spokeswoman Maggie Shepherd said more than $575,000 has been raised through various accounts on the website for West Virginia victims.