By Tim Saunders on
Josh Duhamel – in Russia for the premiere of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – is doing his best to support victims of devastating floods in the town where he grew up.
Thousands of people in Minot, North Dakota, have been evacuated as flood waters create havoc.
“There are major evacuations… My sister’s gonna lose her house,” the actor told Entertainment tonight from Russia. “The town sits on two hills and in between those two hills is a big valley and everything inside that valley is gonna be gone and so I just want people to be aware that this is going on and if there’s anything they can do to help to donate money to the MinotRedCross.org.”
According to the Red Cross: “Over 4000 homes in Minot have been affected. More than 200 people spent Wednesday night in Red Cross shelters in Minot where Red Cross workers are providing sleeping accommodations, meals, health services and emotional support for those impacted by the flooding. Relief supplies have been pre-positioned on the north and south side of the river in case road access across Minot becomes impassible.”
Duhamel also called a local TV news station in North Dakota on Thursday to send his support: “I have been glued to my computer watching you guys… it’s difficult to see some of the stuff that’s happening there,” he told KX News’ Shaun Sipma. "It’s heartbreaking… It’s horrible to see… You see these things happening in other places around the country and around the world.
“Minot is still home to me. I went to elementary, junior high, high school and college in Minot and lived there until I was 22 years old… I’m seeing these places that are in the floods and it’s just unbelievable.
“I feel a little bit silly sitting here in Moscow promoting a movie when I feel I wanna be home… but If there’s anybody who’s equipped to deal with something like this it’s the people of Minot.”
To find out how you can help the people in Minot, visit www.MinotRedCross.org.
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