A life-long animal supporter, Platinum-selling recording artist Michael Ray launched Wrigley Cares: Helping Animals In Need earlier this year as a philanthropic component to his 15-city “Get To You” Tour. Named after his rescue dog, Wrigley, the chart-topping singer/songwriter teamed up with Zappos For Good and local animal shelters to set up donation stations at each of his “Get To You” Tour stops.
In just four weeks on the road, Michael and his fans have collected 100,320 meals to donate to animals in need, based on one cup of food as an average per food meal size.
“We set out to see how we can help animals in need and we are blown away by the huge response,” shared Michael. “When we’re on the road, we stop in each town and become a part of the community for a night while on stage. It’s inspiring to see the ‘Get To You’ Tour can leave a lasting impression and feed so many shelter animals. Wrigley’s stoked too.”
“Zappos For Good is humbled once again to have partners like Michael and his fans, who’ve helped us make a difference in the lives of so many pets around the country,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Charity at Zappos.com. “With their help, our Give campaign is able to provide a much-needed service.”
“Get To You,” the lead single off Ray’s forthcoming sophomore album, has amassed over six million on-demand streams as the single climbs the country charts. The “passionate, inked-up country rocker” (Tampa Bay Times) impresses audiences across the country on his second headline tour. With staples in his set like Platinum-certified No. 1’s “Think A Little less” and “Kiss You In The Morning,” Michael’s live show presence continues to be praised for “the energy and the polish of a pro” (Nash Country Daily).