Alberta country singer Ryan Lindsay will be singing at not one — but three house concerts — in support of the Red Deer Food Bank.
In just 24 hours, the first house concert sold for $2,500, which was matched by Red Deer Nissan, for a total donation of $5,000.
After such a quick response, a second house concert was added to the auction which resulted in a tie so a third house concert was awarded to raise a total of $12,500.
The first Flash Fundraiser was earlier this week to raise money for the food bank after frozen meat was stolen from the charity’s storage sea can.
The theft is believed to have occurred sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 4. A pallet of meat was among the stolen items that also included dairy products.
The second and third house concert auctions raised $5,000 from two bidders, along with a donation of $2,500 from Red Deer Acura.
Lindsay, of Fort McMurray, has performed at the Calgary Stampede, and is a nominee for a Canadian Country Music Association award for his most recent album, The Ride. He has also won Country Music Alberta awards for album of the year and male artist of the year.