“I am proud of my roots and I just want to help people as best I can. The population here is very strong. I have no doubt of the will and determination of these people, “commented the actor during an interview with The Associated Press.
In June, 11,000 people were forced to temporarily leave their homes due to the sudden rise of the waters of the Souris River. The record floods caused damage to more than 4,000 homes and hundreds of shops.
The actor is the honorary president of a foundation that helps victims of the Minot area that has been established to support long-term reconstruction. So far the foundation has raised more than $ 3 million.
More than 12,000 tickets at a cost of $ 100 each were sold in anticipation of the concert, organizers said.
Josh Duhamel said the $ 3 million already raised the foundation and not the profits made through the concert will be used to purchase construction materials. These will be distributed to residents whose homes were damaged by flood waters.
“Everyone is entitled to the same amount, rich or poor,” said the 38-year-old actor, who said that the goal is to raise more than $ 5 million.