Farm Aid to help out US hurricane victims

Willie Nelson's organisation donates to southern farmers

Farm Aid to help out US hurricane victims
Farm Aid founder Willie Nelson announced today (September 18) that the organisation will donate funds to family farmers in Texas and Louisiana hurt by the recent major hurricanes Ike and Gustav.

Texas native Nelson said that Farm Aid would donate $7,500 each to the Lutheran Social Services of the South, the Southern Mutual Help Association, the Louisiana Interchurch Conference and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives to help families hardest hit by the natural disaster, reports the Associated Press.

Farm Aid began as a benefit concert in 1985 in Champaign, Illinois, to raise money for family farmers in the United States.

Its board of directors includes Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
[url="/about"] Find out more about NME.[/url]

Read More On This Artist

More News
X Factor winner Ben Haenow claims Official Christmas Number One
Kiss to collaborate on two songs with Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z
Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform first two albums live for DVD release
Q-Tip gives Iggy Azalea hip-hop history lesson in lengthy series of tweets
David Fincher to direct HBO show based on 1980s music video experiences
Questlove tells of years-long attempts to taste Patti LaBelle's cooking in new animated video
Hackers threaten to release Iggy Azalea sex tape snapshots
The Rolling Stones release video thanking fans for recent support
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams perform together on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' – watch
Nicki Minaj unveils 16-minute short film 'The Pinkprint Movie' – watch
Azealia Banks and Action Bronson involved in Twitter beef
Tyler the Creator and Erykah Badu to star in Adult Swim cartoon special about police brutality
Chris Martin says Angelina Jolie 'kidnapped' him to write a song for her new film
Sky Ferreira shares DIIV-directed home video for 'Omanko'
Madonna rush-releases six new tracks following album leak
U2 accused of 'poor taste' for video based on sectarian violence in Northern Ireland
First Aid Kit share video for cover of REM's 'Walk Unafraid'
Grimes says Dizzee Rascal is one of her 'all time favourite musicians'
Broken Social Scene share new song 'Golden Facelift'
James Murphy streams 'Remixes Made With Tennis Data' album
Incubus reveal plan to release two EPs in 2015
Funding campaign launched for planned Hip Hop Hall of Fame museum

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM