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Waterlogged Atlanta

Rappers to the Rescue

9/30/2009 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The rain's rolled out, but the misery is still setting in -- now rappers Ludacris and T.I. are helping their soggy hometown get back on its feet.

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TMZ has learned The Ludacris Foundation has partnered up with Home Depot and Sam's Club to help victims of the Atlanta floods -- which City Hall officials say caused $61 million in damages and wrecked nearly 500 homes.

We spoke to a rep for the foundation, who told us Luda and T.I. are donating $10,000 each to the cause.

The Foundation's rep told us they are planning a large food bank and a gift card giveaway that could happen as soon as Friday.

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1.

Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!

1760 days ago
2.

Tiffiny    

Right on!! I have loved LUDA from the git go!!.......roll out......or IN rather-lol

1760 days ago
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Simone    

Help those people, whom are in extremely difficulties, is a very nice action. But, 10.000 bucks, for who earn a lot of money, is too little. They could help more, I think

1760 days ago
4.

CP    

$10,000? really? their tabs for a single night out are easily more than that.

1760 days ago
5.

jason54858    

Toast
To the black man
Thanks, for taking it all in stride

1760 days ago
6.

Matthew Simpson    

10K? Are you serious 10K?

Whaz up with that playaz? What happened to representin' your hood?

Oh yeah, and yes, we all know your donation ends up as a tax deduction so don't get full of yourself with your I'm a great guy for helping out my city crap...You are about as transparent as the rental cars, planes, and chicks on your show and tell celluloids which are no longer on any TV...



1760 days ago
7.

ZaraB    

10k? OMG they spend more than that on one night of partying. Nuff said....pony up or shut up boys.

1760 days ago
8.

Teh Beast    

There's a flood in Atlanta?

1760 days ago
9.

isam    

Another update on www.isam.biz

Please check it out, if anyone can help get this off the ground they will be greatly rewarded. If you know a web designer or a business attorney who needs some extra money let me know.

Thank you

1760 days ago
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republican mensa    

They spend 10k on a single night to the bar come on let's see 100k is more like it. But its nice to see they are helping.......

1760 days ago
11.

I am    

Puhleeeeeze. I guess those OTHER rumors must be true...Ludy's attempting to reclaim some cred. While your gesture I'm sure is well appreciated by those affected...I know you've had bar tabs in excess of that amount; not to mention your 'Gentleman's Club' tabs.

1760 days ago
12.

Simone    

Cononut cream pie seems to be a good option, chef Kooky. Hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahhahaa. I love the coconut flavor. ; )

1760 days ago
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chris    

Man people give the Rappers a break even if it is Tax deductiable, you could only wish your were in there Tax Bracket. To the people making the negative comments did you read futher down regarding the large food bank and the gift card give away as earlier as Friday. How long did it take President Bush to help the people of New Orleans (Katrina). Those with the Negative comments are you trying to help donate anything? What if it was you with a family every little bit counts. JUST SAYING

I'll probably get nasty comments left after this

Dareigo

1760 days ago
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GA Peaches    

$61 million.... Try $500 MILLION in damages. I agree, 10K is a little low on their behalf but something is always better than nothing. Every bit helps. I guess their amounts would have been more if it would of actually of happened in their neighborhood. *shrugs* Considering the main floods were outside of Atlanta, oh well... But thanks for the dough and support *wink*.

1760 days ago
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Erica    

It's nice that they're stepping up...a good example to everyone. It's better than doing nothing at all. God bless the people who have lost so much there.

1760 days ago
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