October 9th, 2009
04:02 PM ET
Since Georgia was hit by devastating and deadly floods last month, help has come in from all sides. TV and radio stations, the Atlanta Braves, schools, local and national businesses, and others have pitched in, after flooding destroyed a reported 781 homes and caused an estimated $250 million in damage.
Celebs have contributed as well: Atlanta natives Ludacris and T.I. each contributed $10,000 to the recovery effort, and now Third Day is doing its part. The Grammy-winning Christian rockers have turned their show tomorrow night in Atlanta into a flood victims' benefit concert. One dollar from each ticket sold will go to a local federation of churches working with the relief agency Samaritan's Purse to provide aid to flood victims.
Atlanta resident Jeff Foxworthy is matching the donation, and the band is also donating autographed memorabilia, VIP access passes, and other such goodies to be auctioned off for the cause, as well as accepting canned goods at the show.
I was fortunate enough to call Atlanta home for awhile, and I was stunned at the extent of the damage, just as I've been warmed by how many people have rushed to help those affected by the flooding. Here's hoping this latest relief effort inspires even more contributions, as the recovery continues in the region.
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