Duhamel Urges Fans Not To Forget About Flood Victims

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July 29, 2011 | 7:00pm EST

Actor Josh Duhamel has urged fans to continue donating to support the country’s flood victims because many badly-hit communities are still desperately in need.
In June, the Transformers star pledged his support to the cause after rising flood waters destroyed much of his hometown in Minot, North Dakota and left many people in neighbouring regions without shelter.

Duhamel is now pleading with his followers to remember those left homeless and distraught, even though the issue has slipped off the radar of many news networks.

In a post on his Facebook.com page, he writes, “So, I was in Minot, ND the last few days and finally had the chance to see the devastation in my home town. Unfortunately, the media only sticks around when it’s new and exciting, but the truth of it is they should be there now to see the aftermath of what a flood does to a population of people.

“Fortunately, the people of Minot are a… very strong willed community of people and aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and go to work. They will get through this. My heart is with them.

“If there is anything you can do to help please go to www.centerforcommunitygiving.o​rg to help…100 per cent of the money raised will go to materials needed to rebuild Minot. Thank you.”

The passionate plea is accompanied by a number of personal photographs Duhamel took of his devastated hometown.