Musicians Rally to Raise Katrina Relief Funds

Published: 2005-09-02
If you missed the tsunami relief concerts this past winter or Live 8 this summer, never fearóyou'll have another chance to watch musicians band together to help the less fortunate. This time the cause is the victims of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The full slate of American music channels, MTV, VH1 and CMT, will air a concert taking place in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Nashville on September 10th. Usher, Green Day, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, and Rob Thomas are just some of the artists who will be lending their voices to the cause. The money raised through pledges and music downloads will go to the American Red Cross.

NBC will air its benefit, featuring artists who call the Katrina affected areas home, on September 2nd. Tim McGraw, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Connick, Jr. are the bill's headliners, and the show will be hosted by Today Show anchor Matt Lauer.

Not to be left out ABC, CBS, and FOX will be putting together their own events for some time next week.

Together, rappers Diddy and Jay-Z have forked over a cool million from their own pockets for the cause.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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I believe that some people are truely doing there best to help the Katrina Surviors. Some people have come out of their pockets to help us surviors. But we have such a hard time receiving funds from the government. We have to deal with snobish attitudes toward us like we want to be in the situation that we are in. We did't ask for a hurricane to come and wash away all our life's worth. We need help. The government want's us to survive off such little money. The money that we are to receive have not come through.There have been multiple funds established and where has it gone. I want to know who's pocketing and spending the money.
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