Saturday, September 20, 2008

Willie Nelson Helps Farmers Hit By Recent Hurricanes

Farm Aid founder and country music legend Willie Nelson is giving back to those devastated by recent Hurricanes Ike and Gustav!

The singer will give $30,000 to groups that specifically help family farmers in Texas and Louisiana, says the Associated Press.

Nelson, who is a native of Texas, announced his contributions Thursday -- which include $7,500 each to the Lutheran Social Services of the South, the Southern Mutual Help Association, the Louisiana Interchurch Conference and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, the AP reports.

The Massachusetts-based Farm Aid plans to give more aid in the future, as the extent of the hurricane damage is assessed, says the AP.

Farm Aid, a benefit concert running since 1985, has raised more than $30 million since its first show. The next concert is scheduled for Sept. 20 in New England.

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