For a good, long while I have been overly concerned about Britney Spears. There was the head shaving, and the umbrella stabbing, and the driving while holding a baby on your lap stuff… But things are starting to look like they’re going to turn around for the 29-year-old, starting with her charitable deeds.
The popstar may have been born in Mississippi but she was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, and she has yet to forget those roots. As part of that, Spears is leading an effort in conjunction with United Way for the Greater New Orleans to try and rebuild families in Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
“It’s time to bring families back home to New Orleans,” she tweeted. “Join the @Stbernardproj with me & help rebuild lives.”
So, just how does she plan on going about doing that? With the help of the St. Bernard Project, Spears has set a monetary goal that will end with tangible results. Because the “St. Bernard Project has established a Volunteer Driven Rebuilding Program, which rebuilds homes in 12 weeks of volunteer labor with approximately $15,000 in building supplies, an Opportunity Housing Program, a Good Work Good Pay (GWGP) Program and a Center for Wellness and Mental Health.”
That’s actually really amazing! Spears has a goal of $40k, so that means her charity goal will provide homes for 3 families who can expect to be back in the state and rebuilding their lives within 3 months.
“The St. Bernard Project is an incredible organization whose main focus is rebuilding Louisiana,” Spears said. “I am so honored to be part of this cause. Louisiana will always be a part of my soul.”
To help Britney reach her goal you can donate any amount, even as little as a dollar. Or you can text BRITNEY to UNITED (864833) to give $10 to the St. Bernard Project. In turn, the United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area will match dollar for dollar what your donation is up to $100,000.
Go here to help and donate or learn more about the organization, and as Britney only has $840 donated she could use your help!