FAITH HILL HELPS HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS--PERSONALLY

Faith Hill and her husband Tim McGraw were among the first performers who participated an organized plea for aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina--the couple took part in the Sept. 2 "A Concert For Hurricane Relief" on NBC. But Faith did something else to help. She bought supplies and delivered them to the Gulfport, Miss. American Red Cross headquarters herself. The "Sun Herald" in Biloxi, Miss. reported that Faith pulled into the Gulfport American Red Cross headquarters, followed by three truckloads of relief supplies she'd purchased.

But that's not all--the "Mississippi Girl" [Faith's from Star, Miss.] then helped deliver the items to a local Gulfport shelter--and declined to be interviewed by media along the way. According to Kevin Titus, a Red Cross spokesman, Faith didn't want media attention, because she feared the event would appear too much like a "PR campaign," rather than a relief effort.

In a handwritten statement released through the Red Cross, Faith noted, "We are here to help, and we will continue to be here. It's my hope that this effort will serve as a reminder of what's possible--what we're capable of." The supplies Faith donated were distributed throughout Harrison County, but some went to other parts of South Mississippi.

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