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American Red Cross adds Darius Rucker to its National Celebrity Cabinet

Singer is acknowledged for his fundraising efforts in 2010 to help flood victims in Nashville, Tenn.
Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker

The American Red Cross has added singer Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish fame to its National Celebrity Cabinet.

Rucker helped raise more than $1.7 million during a fundraising telethon for the 2010 floods in Nashville, Tenn., and a portion of the money raised was directed toward Red Cross relief efforts.

“Whether it is a call to action for blood drives, disaster relief or just community outreach, the American Red Cross does an extraordinary job at not only meeting the immediate needs of a community, but also the preparation and planning for long-term support,” Rucker said in a press release issued April 13. “I am honored that they would include me in the cabinet as a member and contributor.”

Other recent additions to the American Red Cross’ National Celebrity Cabinet include Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, talk-show host/designer Nate Berkus, Grammy-winning Christian music star Michael W. Smith and singer/actor Rogelio Martinez.

National Celebrity Cabinet members include Miley Cyrus, Sara Evans, Amy Grant, Wynonna Judd, Patti LaBelle, LL Cool J, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and Daddy Yankee.