Justin Moore donated his performance this past Friday & a check for $30,000 to the MSD Fund.
Justin Moore not only donated his performance on Friday (September 21st) in Boca Raton, FL to the victims of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, but he, along with his family and crew, donated a combined personal check for $30,000 to the MSD Fund, a charity honoring the heroes, victims and survivors of gun violence in schools. All proceeds from the #MSDCOUNTRYSTRONG benefit concert were earmarked for building an art memorial to honor the victims and remodeling the school’s concession stand.
Sounds Like Nashville reports that Justin told the crowd, “I’m of the belief that when God allows you to have a platform like I have, you’re supposed to use it for good. I’m a father of four. I send each and every one of them to school every day and drop them off. Usually it’s late,” he joked, “but I drop them off each and every day. My first prayer is that they’ll come home safe that afternoon. I can’t even fathom what these families up here — and maybe some of you guys — have had to deal with and the difficulty this has caused. So sorry for that. I’m not going to pretend to know what that feels like. Just know that from me and my camp that we’ll be praying for guys for your continued healing, and we hope and pray that one day, at some point, you’ll see your loved ones again.”
Later in the show, Justin thanked the servicemen and women, security guards, nurses, policemen, teachers and others by dedicating his song “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” to them.
Justin added, “I’ve got to be honest. I’ve done a lot of charity events over the years benefiting so many different things. I’ll tell you what. This one has really touched me . . . Having the opportunity here tonight to meet wives and dads and moms, brothers, sisters and sons and daughters. It really is touching, especially me being a father, it effects me.”