BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana flood recovery effort got a boost Sunday from some big stars in the music industry.
"To wake up and to have zeal, and to have heart and love for other people and one another, to want to help them speaks volumes about Louisiana to me, and they're always the state that even though they get hit by anything, they pick themselves up. They dust themselves off, and they start all over again," said singer, Kelly Rowland.
Rowland teamed up with singer, Solange Knowles, for an event, called Love on Louisiana: An Essence Hometown Heroes Tribute, to raise money for flood victims. The event was held at the Raising Cane's River Center in downtown Baton Rouge. Tina Knowles-Lawson and Essence joined forces with Solange and Rowland, with support from Beyonce and BeyGOOD, to celebrate resiliency in Baton Rouge after the historic August flooding.
The holiday dinner and awards ceremony honored five standout students and teachers for their commitment to rebuild their communities. Baton Rouge mayor, Kip Holden, also attended the event.
In addition to the awards ceremony, NIKE Jordan distributed footwear and turkeys to 800 students, teachers, and families who were severely affected by the flooding.
The goal was to bring in a total of one million dollars.