Tim McGraw, Faith Hill plan benefit concert for Katrina victims
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
– Tim McGraw and Faith Hill said today that their appearance in Biloxi, Miss. on Friday, July 27th will be a benefit concert to assist organizations and individuals who are still in need of goods, services and finances due to the continued devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. All net concert proceeds will go to their Neighbors Keeper Foundation to support these efforts. Hill is from Star, Miss., while McGraw grew up in Louisiana.
"It is a long term, continuing struggle for so many people in the region," said McGraw and Hill. "This year we are focusing attention on the needs of Mississippi."
McGraw and Hill have made several efforts on behalf of Katrina victims and spoke out after the hurricane, complaining about the response of the federal government.
Last year, McGraw and Hill's Neighbor's Keeper Foundation held a benefit concert in New Orleans and marked the return of the concert industry to the city. As a result of the concert proceeds and other donations, Neighbor's Keeper Foundation has donated $1 million directly to the Community Initiative Foundation in Baton Rouge, La. The Community Initiative Foundation runs children and young adult art therapy programs at the Renaissance Camp, the largest trailer city in Baton Rouge.
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