Larry the Cable Guy to Donate Proceeds From Upcoming Lincoln Show to Flood Relief

By Tiffany Meier

Comedian and actor Larry the Cable Guy announced on Twitter that he will be donating all the proceeds from his March 27 show in Lincoln to the Red Cross for victims affected by the Nebraska flooding.

Larry the Cable Guy is co-headlining the show with Styx at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The show is tagged “Laugh, Rock, Seriously.”

He wrote on Twitter, “I will be donating my portion of the proceeds from the March 27th show in Lincoln at the Pinnacle Bank Arena to @RedCross for disaster relief in Nebraska.”

He also provided a link where people could donate to help those impacted by the floods. “Let’s Git R Done for Nebraska,” he wrote.

Much of Nebraska has been covered with flood waters after record-setting waves of rain and snow hit the Midwest, as well as the frozen ground melting during the warmer weather.

More than 4,400 people were forced to evacuate after floods resulted from the bomb cyclone weather event that pummeled the region with low pressure, heavy rains, and blizzard-like conditions, reported CBS News.

Nebraska’s governor described it as the worst disaster in the history of the state.

Governor Pete Ricketts said farmers will suffer the most, calling it the “the most widespread destruction we have ever seen in our state’s history,” CBS News reported.

“Obviously we’ve got a lot of recovery left ahead of us,” Ricketts told CBS News. “It’s going to be a long road for us to rebuild our infrastructure and get people back in their homes.”

Ricketts added that 14 state bridges were damaged and 200 miles of highway were compromised and cannot be used.

He also said at least three people have died.

“We’re still very focused on keeping people safe right now and as late as yesterday we were still conducting rescues of people,” he said.

Ricketts also elaborated on the damage done to farmers’ land, saying estimated farm losses could be over $1 billion. He said 15 states are still under flood watches.

“In our initial assessment, we’ve got $400 million in livestock loses and $440 million in grain losses,” Ricketts added to the news outlet. “We’re encouraging our farmers and ranchers to contact their local FSA office, Farm Service Agency, to notify them that they’ve got these loses and to keep track of this, so they can take advantage of things like the livestock indemnity program.”

Larry the Cable Guy is now pitching in to help. He encouraged people to donate to the Red Cross to help those impacted by the flooding. “Let’s Get R Done for Nebraska,” he wrote on Twitter.

Larry has donated more than $7 million to various charities over the years, and he also started the Git-R-Done Foundation to benefit children and veterans, reported the Lincoln Journal Star.

Started in 2009, the foundation has a yearly golf event, this year benefiting the Bryan Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Rooftop Healing Garden. It has also donated to Morning Star Riding Center and Creighton University (for prosthetics) within the past year, according to the Journal Star.