Morgan Wallen adopts 200 Memphis Salvation Army angels
Country music star Morgan Wallen from Tennessee recently spent $ 20,000 at a Memphis Walmart after adopting 200 Angels from The Salvation Army of Memphis & the Mid-South’s Angel Tree.
According to a press release from the Memphis Salvation Army, Wallen and his team spent hours in Walmart and stocked 32 shopping carts with toys and clothes.
“For me growing up, my parents, they always made sure I had gifts under the tree. I know not all kids get the chance to have the same experience,” Wallen said in the statement. Press. “I have to partner with The Salvation Army and Walmart to make a lot of kids happy this Christmas… I hope we can do it again next year.
He made the trip to Memphis to adopt the 200 Angels between his three sold-out shows at the Landers Center in Southaven this weekend.
“Thanks to Wallen’s generosity, parents who are battling job loss, homelessness and the impact of the ongoing pandemic this year will be able to fall asleep on Christmas Eve knowing their children will wake up with gifts under the tree, ”said Nina Harrelson, spokesperson for the Salvation Army of Memphis and the Mid-South, in the press release.
In early 2021, shortly after the release of his new album, he came under fire after a video was released showing him being dropped off at a house and telling a friend to “take care of this … (insult ) “, apparently referring to someone else in the group. In July, in an interview with “Good Morning America”, he said he was “just ignorant” of his language.
Despite the controversy, Wallen’s album “Dangerous: The Double Album” topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 10 straight weeks and is No.1 year-end 2021 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
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