LeAnn Rimes Unites American Red Cross, The Salvation Army & Tree Classics to Bring Holiday Cheer to Those Affected by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma


September 1, 2017. Houston, Texas. George R. Brown Convention Center where the American Red Cross has set up a major shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees. Orthodox priest Fr Mark Korr, American Red Cross Spiritual Care Team listens to the concerns of Houston evacuee Joetta Tucker while Red Cross Volunteer Michele Maki looks on at the George R Brown Convention Center Shelter, Houston,TX. Photo by Dermot Tatlow for the American Red Cross
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November 21, 2017 (Los Angeles, Calif.)–  Two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist LeAnn Rimes brings together American Red Cross and The Salvation Army to help two communities in need: Lake Jackson, TX and Naples, FL. With the help of Tree Classics, a leading artificial Christmas tree and holiday décor brand, they all unite to help bring holiday cheer to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army will be working to select one family in each city to receive VIP concert tickets to the multi-platinum singer’s joyful “Today is Christmas” tour. Before the show, the family will participate in a special meet & greet with Rimes and take photos in front of an exquisite Tree Classics Christmas tree, decorated with ornaments hand-picked by Rimes. That 7’ Deluxe Noble Fir Snap Tree will then be replicated and gifted to the chosen families to enjoy this holiday season. Fans will have the opportunity to win the same Christmas tree and décor in sweepstakes that will begin on December 3—watch Rimes’ social media channels for details.

September 6, 2017. Port Aransas, Texas. Red Cross volunteers, from left, Nurse Minnie, Mental Health worker Julie and Nurse Carol go street to street in Port Aransas, which was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
Photo by Chuck Haupt for the American Red Cross.

Rimes also wanted to honor the heroic first responders who aided in saving and rescuing those in danger from the hurricanes. As a result, Tree Classics is also donating Classic Fraser Fir Christmas trees embellished with clear lights to be given to 12 first responders or American Red Cross volunteers in each city as a “thank you” for their service; they also will enjoy meet & greet with Rimes and receive tickets to her holiday concert.

“We were so heartbroken over the devastation of the hurricanes,” shares Rimes. “We wanted to do something special that will bring joy during the holidays to those affected. Both the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army are such great organizations, and when they both said they wanted to get involved, we thought it was such a beautiful, united partnership. Tree Classics was eager to jump on board and together we get to help make the holidays a little brighter for those who have endured so much.”

September 3, 2017. Victoria, Texas. Red Cross volunteer Ted Mueller of Norwood, Colorado, brings hot meals to Mabel Gaines. Mabel said, “The Red Cross is wonderful. God bless you.”
Photo by Chuck Haupt for the American Red Cross

The show in Naples, FL will be held at the Hayes Hall on December 4 and the concert in Lake Jackson, TX will be hosted at The Clarion at Brazosport College on December 14. Rimes will be performing Christmas classics, songs from various holiday albums and renditions of her hits.

“Tree Classics is honored to partner with LeAnn Rimes, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army to help these hurricane victims and heroic first responders have a happy holiday season,” said Jennifer Lutz, Tree Classics brand ambassador. “These families deserve to gather around a beautiful Christmas tree to celebrate their survival and hopes for the new year.”

Founded in 1976, Tree Classics™ has a long history of designing the World’s Finest Artificial Christmas Trees. The company has recently expanded its range of holiday offerings to include artificial wreaths, garlands, and other décor accessories. Tree Classics maintains an ongoing commitment to both beauty and innovation offering unique technologies such as the easy setup Snap Tree™ and pre-lit Christmas trees with one plug Quick Set™ lighting and Worry-Free™ UL-listed lights. The company’s lasting success is a result of dedication to quality and personal service that delights customers year after year.

The American Red Cross shelters feed and provide emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or on Twitter at @RedCross.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 83 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go towww.salvationarmyusa.org.

For more information on LeAnn Rimes, please visit www.leannrimesworld.com.

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