NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Mass media corporation 21st Century Fox has announced a $100,000 donation to the Louisiana Association of United Ways' Flood Fund to help with relief efforts in disaster areas affected by recent flooding.
A number of the corporation's productions including 20th Century Fox Film's "Fantastic Four" and "The Maze Runner", FX Networks' "American Horror Story" and FOX's "Scream Queens", have taken place in the state. After learning of the recent flooding affecting much of south Louisiana, 21st Century Fox announced the donation.
"After shooting two series in New Orleans, I feel particularly connected to the state of Louisiana and the wonderful and talented people I've met there," writer Ryan Murphy said. "We want everyone affected by these devastating floods to know that we see you and that help is on the way."
Cast members of the Fox program "Scream Queens" including stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts have joined the cause, by calling on viewers to help with the relief efforts.
The donated money in the United Way Flood Fund will go towards six local United Way member organizations that operate across the region.
"More than 100,000 families throughout south Louisiana are working through the shock of the unnamed storm that flooded our state, while they clean up and come to terms with their devastating losses," said Sarah Berthelot, president and CEO of the LAUW. " We are grateful for the generosity and partnership of 21st Century Fox during our tremendous time of need in Louisiana."