Knoxville-native Kenny Chesney creates foundation to help Irma victims

Lauren Castle, WATE 6 On Your Side staff - (WATE) -- Country singer and Knoxville-native Kenny Chesney created a foundation to help Irma victims.

After Hurricane Irma went through the U.S. Virgin Islands, Chesney took to Twitter.

The singer posted a letter saying, "I don't know right now how we're going to do this. But I want to help. I want to enlist my friends to figure out the best ways to make a difference, to help in whatever ways, small or larger that we can."

Chesney went on to say, "And I know the No Shoes Nation is mighty. They've dug in before and made a difference. I have a feeling once we have our plans in the place, they'll be there again."

Islands in the Caribbean were hit with destruction when Irma made landfall. The U.S. Virgin Islands is a favorite vacation spot for Chesney.

He has a home there and at least 20 people took shelter at the residence while he wasn't there.

Chesney told HLN that his home had windows that should withstand 200 mph winds, but the storm blew them out.

The star created Love for Love City Foundation to help victims. Supporters can donate money to the foundation through PayPal, by mailing a check or by making cash contributions.

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