Following Historic Floods and Tornadoes, American Humane Association Launching National Effort to Protect Children, Animals & Communities

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“Stealing Angels,” Kin of Folk Heroes Daniel Boone, John Wayne & Loretta Lynn Kick Off “Red Star S.O.S. Tour” to Support Heroic Rescue and Recovery Efforts

WHAT:

An 82-foot animal emergency rescue truck, three of country music's most passionate animal lovers and kin to three of America’s greatest folk heroes, and the national charity that has been working to help the animal victims of the Joplin tornado and Memphis floods will be in the greater capital area to kick off American Humane Association’s “Red Star S.O.S. Tour,” an 11-city tour to support heroic rescue and recovery efforts during this unprecedented “Season of Storms” (“S.O.S.”).

A concert by the highly talented and pedigreed stars of the hit country group “Stealing Angels” and radiothon on WMZQ 98.7 with hosts Boxer and Jenni Chase will promote life-saving information to protect children, animals, and communities from natural disasters, broadcast dramatic stories from the recent work done in Joplin and Memphis by American Humane Association’s famed Red Star Animal Emergency Service™ team, and raise funds to support rescue and recovery efforts throughout the United States.

The “Red Star S.O.S. Tour” will travel to 11 cities in Hurricane Alley over the summer, including Fairfax, VA, Greensboro, NC, Miami, Tampa, and Pensacola, FL, Augusta, GA, Mobile, AL, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA, Houston, TX, and finally, Memphis, TN.

WHO:

Country music trio “Stealing Angels,” whose singers Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, and Tayla Lynn are the kin of American folk heroes Daniel Boone, John Wayne and Loretta Lynn

President & CEO Robin Ganzert of the 134-year-old charity American Humane Association

“Lucy,” the 82-foot Rescue Rig operated by American Humane Association’s famed Red Star team during the Joplin Tornado, the Memphis floods, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11. Lucy holds room for a crew of emergency workers, disaster supplies, rescue boats, and even a mobile veterinary clinic

WHERE: Ted Britt Ford, 11165 Fairfax Blvd. Fairfax, VA 22030
WHEN: Thursday, June 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm.   Concert at 6:30 pm.   Interviews by request from 5:30-8 pm.

“The stars of Stealing Angels are our newest heroes,” said Dr. Robin R. Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “Each of the singers is descended from one of America’s bona fide folk heroes and Caroline, Jennifer and Tayla are following in the footsteps of their illustrious forebears. By supporting our Red Star efforts, the stars of Stealing Angels have truly become guardian angels to thousands of desperate families and animals affected by the kinds of disasters we’re now seeing on the evening news. On behalf of the vulnerable and the voiceless who rely on our help, thank you for lending your strength and your beautiful voices!”

Since 1877 American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting children and animals. Their legendary Red Star team has been involved in nearly every major relief effort over the past 100 years, from World War I to the Great Ohio Flood of 1937, Hurricane Katrina and 9/11.  Information about the tour, along with important tips on how to keep children, animals and communities safe before, during and after hurricanes, tornadoes and floods will be available starting June 8 at www.americanhumane.org/sos.

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