Justin Moore Gives Huge Gift to Parkland Shooting Survivors and Heroes

Cody Villalobos

Over the weekend, country singer Justin Moore gave a huge gift to those affected by the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. earlier this year.

Before performing at the first-ever #MSDCOUNTRYSTRONG concert, Moore presented a $30,000 check from his family and crew to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's MSD Fund, a charity honoring the heroes, victims and survivors of gun violence in schools.

Joined by victims' family members, Moore took a moment to speak honestly and directly to those affected by the Feb. 14 shooting.

"I'm of the belief that when God allows you to have a platform like I have, you're supposed to use it for good," Moore said. "I'm a father of four. I send each and every one of them to school every day and drop them off. I drop them off each and every day. My first prayer is that they'll come home safe that afternoon. I can't even fathom what these families up here -- and maybe some of you guys -- have had to deal with and the difficulty this has caused. So sorry for that. I'm not going to pretend to know what that feels like. Just know that from me and my camp that we'll be praying for guys for your continued healing, and we hope and pray that one day, at some point, you'll see your loved ones again."

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Later in the show, just before performing his 2011 hit "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away," he dedicated the song to the 17 students and staff members who were killed in the shooting.

"I've done a lot of charity events over the years benefiting so many different things," he explained. "I'll tell you what. This one has really touched me... having the opportunity here tonight to meet wives and dads and moms, brothers, sisters and sons and daughters. It really is touching, especially me being a father, it affects me."

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Justin Moore Gives Huge Gift to Parkland Shooting Survivors and Heroes