Justin Bieber may be young, but he already knows the importance of giving back. The 16-year-old heartthrob held a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee today to announce he is donating thousands of dollars towards the flood relief in the area.
He played the Bridgestone Arena in the city last night, so waited to announce the big news until right before the show. Bieber said that every ticket purchase for the sold out show, $1.06 will go to Nashville flood relief. A $32,000 check went directly to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
“I’m really glad to be here and help out, something that’s really important to me. Music has been apart of my life as long as I can remember,” he told the crowd.
Radio host Bert Weiss of i106 said Justin was eager to join in on the idea. "We made one call to Justin, and he pretty much immediately said, 'Whatever I can do to help, I'll do,' " said the DJ.
He later tweeted about the news, writing, " shoutout to i106 for teaming up with me for a great cause today.... we gave $1.06 per ticket sold 2nite to Flood Relief needed here in Tennessee. thanks 2 all of u 2nite we raised $32,690 for those in need!!!"
We’re impressed! Kudos to his team, and his own mother for likely being the ones to tell Justin how important it is to get involved in charities like this when you get famous.