Kenny Chesney Helps Brothers Reunite With Mom After Hurricane Irma
To steal a line from his 2013 hit: spread the love, spread the love.
After Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Caribbean, long-time island lover penned a heartfelt letter to fans about how much the region means to him and vowing to help. Shortly thereafter, he launched the Love for Love City Foundation, with donations benefiting hurricane victims in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Now, he stepped up in yet another way to help.
Hurricane Irma destroyed the childhood home in St.John's of Jah-Haile Bruce and Jahbioseh Bruce while they were inside hiding in a shower stall as the roof ripped off overhead. Though the siblings and their grandfather thankfully survived, the storm decimated their home and nearly everything they own. “There’s basically nothing to go back to on St.John’s,” Jahbioseh told CNN in an interview.
Though they were evacuated to St.Croix by a rescue boat, they couldn’t get on any commercial flights to Philadelphia, where their mother lives.
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After catching wind of the brother’s story, an anonymous donor wanted to help. According to CNN, a man decided to donate anonymously the use of his private jet to take the brothers to Philadelphia so they could be reunited with their mom. Later, CNN discovered that the man behind the generous deed was country star, Kenny Chensey. “I don’t even know what to say, but thank you. there’s just really nothing to say,” Jah-Haile said when they learned of the surprising act of kindness.
Watch the full video with CNN here.