Justin Timberlake took time out from his show at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday night (March 23) to announce that a portion of ticket sales from that night’s show would be donated to help Nebraskans suffering in the wake of devastating flooding in the state. According to KETV, Timberlake added that he would throw in a personal donation as well — which Live Nation will match — with one of the tour’s sponsors, Bai, offering to deliver water to the impacted areas.
“When I say ‘we’ I mean we are all here tonight making a donation,” Timberlake told the crowd, noting that the gig was the highest-grossing show at the CHI Health Center. The Omaha World-Herald added that JT wore a “Nebraska Strong” shirt during the show, saying, “This is the real America right here. Are we Nebraska strong tonight?”
Watch Timberlake announce the donation below.
OMAHA! Thank you for coming out last night. Just by showing up, you became a big part of our efforts to help the victims of the flooding here in the Midwest. Special thanks to @LiveNation & @drinkbai. Stay strong Nebraska, WE LOVE YOU.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 24, 2019
The massive flooding has caused a reported $1 billion in damage to Nebraska’s agricultural economy, with Gov. Pete Ricketts calling it the worst natural disaster in the state’s history, with state of emergencies declared in 74 counties and 85 cities. Click here to find out how to help those affected by the flooding.