Michael Ray helping animals in need

Michael Ray helping animals in need

Collecting animal shelter donations
on 15-stop trek

I already knew Michael Ray was a great guy
but he’s gone up even higher in my estimation as he proves how much he cares
about animals that need a helping hand.

Inspired by his rescue dog Wrigley, Michael
Ray has launched a special initiative, Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need,
just as he sets out on his “Get To You” Tour. The Gold-selling artist, whose
latest single “Get To You” is currently climbing the charts, will collect
donations with help from Zappos For Good and local animal shelters.

Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need
kicked off as Ray took the stage for the tour’s opening night in Tuscaloosa,
AL. Since adopting Wrigley earlier this summer at Chicago’s Country Lakeshake
Fest, Ray has been searching for impactful ways he and his fans can give back
to rescued animals. Wrigley came to Michael from Paws Chicago, a no-kill animal
shelter.

Changing lives of shelter dogs

“Wrigley is a huge part of my life – she’s
on the road with us and she’s there for all the major moments,” shared Ray.
“She changed my life back in June and I’m hoping we can change the lives of
other shelter dogs by lending a helping hand.”

The Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville
recording artist logged thousands of miles in 2017 and will wrap the year with
his second headline tour. Already achieving two No. 1 singles, Ray’s
anticipated lead single “Get To You” notched the most-added on the country
airplay charts upon release and previews his forthcoming sophomore album.

Helping local shelters

Zappos for Good, the charity team at
Zappos.com, will amplify Wrigley Cares by identifying local shelters in need
and setting up donation stations at each tour stop. Concert attendees can drop
supplies at the donation stations and receive a special discount code
redeemable on Ray merchandise. All donations are welcome and each local shelter
is specifically looking for: dry/wet dog and cat food in addition to
new/slightly used towels and blankets which will be used to line shelter
crates.

“We’re thrilled to work with Michael Ray and
team to help support animal rescue,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity for
Zappos.com. “We’re passionate about animal welfare and see this adoption event
as an extension of our core, which is customer service.”

You can find out more about Michael Ray
(and Wrigley!) and check out his full tour schedule at www.michaelraymusic.com

PHOTO: Michael Ray and his new best friend
Wrigley. Photo credit: Paws Chicago

Article by Preshias Harris for Country Music News International

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