As Louisiana continues to recover from deadly flooding, many celebrities such as Taylor Swift and organizations such as All Hands Volunteers are reaching out to help those in need. Thirteen people have reportedly died and tens of thousands of homes are damaged. There are some houses that are submerged in seven feet of water.
In order to help out his home state, Lil Wayne — originally from New Orleans — and Tidal will be including a "Donate Now" button during the live stream of the second annual Lil Weezyana Festival. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, August 27. Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Louisiana Fund.
Other celebrities from Louisiana are also pitching in to raise money. Britney Spears partnered with the Red Cross and Crowdrise, encouraging fans to help. She also tweeted that "Every $10 donation is a chance to win the outfit I wear at the MTV VMAs or a trip to meet me in NYC for the show!"
President Obama surveyed the damage the floods caused earlier in the week, touring a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish where 60,000 homes were affected by the devastating floods. According to NPR, Obama said, "I come here, first and foremost, to say that the prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones … We're going to keep on helping them every way that we can."
You can do your part by watching the live stream the festival at Tidal.com/Weezyana and donating to help out folks in need.