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Maybe the success of Nashville Rising, the benefit concert to support those who were affected by the early-May flooding in Music City, sparked an idea for Faith Hill. After organizing the concert with husband Tim, Faith is getting ready to host another benefit concert to help those in New Orleans who are still affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The superstar has partnered with Tide Loads of Hope as it embarks on its fifth year of helping families in need. Faith will host a free concert on Aug. 24 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and Tide Loads of Hope.
“As a Mississippi native, I have witnessed the damage, both physical and emotional, that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the Gulf Coast. Since then I have been a champion of the work Tide does to restore a sense of hope and normalcy to those affected by disaster through providing a basic necessity—clean clothing,” Faith says on her site. “And with the recent flooding in Nashville, Tide was on hand again to provide relief to those affected here.”
Gulf Coast residents will have the opportunity to win free tickets to the concert. Tickets will be distributed to radio stations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, La., Biloxi, Miss., Lafayette, La., and Jackson, Miss.
The Tide Loads of Hope program features a truck outfitted with 32 energy-efficient washers and dryers that can do 300 wash and dry cycles a day. Relief workers, first responders and individuals in areas affected are able to drop off their laundry to be washed, dried and folded, free of charge. To date, Tide has washed over 33,000 loads of laundry for more than 22,000 families.