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Josh Duhamel Raises $1 Million For Hometown

9/5/2011 11:45am EDT

Josh DuhamelJosh Duhamel helped raised more than $1 million for his North Dakota hometown by hosting a Black Eyed Peas concert on Saturday.

The actor recruited his wife Fergie's band to headline a benefit show in his native Minot after heavy flooding forced 11,000 residents in the city from their homes earlier this summer.

About 16,000 fans turned up at the Minot Rising show at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds, where singer Fergie gave a shout out to the locals.

She told the crowd, "This is a beautiful, beautiful vision for us, especially for me because I have family here now... It might be small, but it has the biggest heart in America. North Dakota, we love you so much!"

Her bandmate later took to his page to recognize Duhamel's efforts in organizing the fundraiser, writing, "Thank you for you (sic) passion, determination, and vision to do good, and ability to bring people together for a good cause... BEP had a concert in N Dakota & raised 1 million dollars for Minot flood recovery."

All proceeds will benefit flood victims.


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