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Louisiana Rising: Musicians turn out to support flood victims

Better Than Ezra at Louisiana Rising (FOX 8 Photo) Better Than Ezra at Louisiana Rising (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

On Monday night, a star-studded cast of musicians rose up in support of the thousands affected by last month’s storm.

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FOX 8 and Raycom Media teamed up with the American Red Cross for Louisiana Rising.

Local greats like Harry Connick Jr. and Aaron Neville put on a show to raise money for flood victims across south louisiana tonight.

Rebirth Brass and Better Than Ezra started off the “Louisiana Rising” relief concert. The event brought in musicians with local ties to the state to raise money for flood victims, and many of those musicians have friends and family affected by the storm and are even a part of the cleanup effort.

“My family was impacted by the floods,” said musician Mackenzie Bourg. “I just figured anything I could do, I was in town banging out the floors and the cabinets. I just figured when I got the call, why not?

“This is one of the largest disasters since Super Storm Sandy,” said Anthony Torenetta with the Red Cross. “We are going to be here and we are going to help those impacted and we want the American public to know we're not walking away from this.”

The American Red Cross said 91 cents of every dollar raised from tonight's event will go directly to support the recovery of Louisiana flood victims.

And last month’s storm is still affecting thousands of people. At the River Center, the American Red Cross is still sheltering about 800 people who have been left homeless.

You can donate by calling 1-855-411-GIVE or by clicking here.

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