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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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16.

FULGY    

$10,000?
I hope thats a typo

1747 days ago
17.

Wanda W.    

SO WHAT? ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GET ALL WARM AND RUNNY BECAUSE SOME THUG RAPPERS ARE IN A GENEROUS MOOD? AND ONLY TWO OF THEM HAVE STEPPED UP.BIG WOOP! CELEBRITIES ONLY KICK IN THE BIG BUCKS WHEN THEIR FEELING GUILTY ABOUT BEING WEALTHY, AND RAPPERS ARE THE WORST OF THE RICH.THEY CAN WELL AFFORD TO WRITE BIG CHECKS. THEY ARE ALL SLIMEY,OPPORTUNISTIC CRUDS, NOT BISHOP TUTUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1747 days ago
18.

Renay    

$10,000? That's all they can afford? I think THAT should have been the title for your story. Cheap bastards.

1747 days ago
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Deirdre B Pride    

Ludacris just bought 20 needing ppl 20 cars and has not had a hit record in????? Talk about things u know.......racial shiet in 5,4,3,2... oops it already started. T.I is in jail idiot MFs

1747 days ago
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Pee Wee    

That's great that they're helping out but $10,000 is nothing to them they need to at least get it in the six figures. Clean out their massive closets and give clothes that are sitting their more for looks and give them away!!

1747 days ago
21.

Blah    

10,000 $$ what a joke.. Dont they know RAP is dead. & they want to look like saints. This is a joke!

1747 days ago
22.

staholly    

That is so terrible when you people sit home do nothing and complain about what someone else is doing. What have u gave? $2 will help the cause. How about we all give $20 each that should fund the whole rebuild project. Thanks Luda and Tip for doing something because no one else has.

1747 days ago
23.

JCo    

TMZ, call up LUDA and T.I. to tell them that 10K is crap! They need to increase that donation amount.

1747 days ago
24.

Gemini    

I want everyone who has already commented to state how much they are donating...***blank stares**** crickets...ok that's what I thought. How long did it take the government to assist with Katrina...***blank stares*** crickets...you people are sad souls!!! Chris does alot for ATL and was doing it BEFORE the flood so a plubicity stunt is not needed. I pray for the people affected and for the people on this site all you of you are in a state :(

1747 days ago
25.

Slap Maxwell    

There are many other rich entertainers and athletes in Atlanta. Why does everyone feel that Ludacris and TI should put up more money? The fact is that they have done something, which I'm sure is $10000 more than any of the people posting negatively on here have done. While you say they should put up more, have you given even $10? Yes they probably could put up more, but again what are all the other RICH people doing in Atlanta? Take a look in the mirror before you judge what someone else is doing!

1747 days ago
26.

thats right    

all you people complaining that its "only" $10,000 need to shut up. at least they're doing something to help. what are you doing?

1747 days ago
27.

utchic49    

Geez you people are terrible!! Yeah $10k isn't a big hit for these guys, but who cares!? No one is requiring that they even do anything! $10,000 will go a long way to offset SOMEthing that wouldn't otherwise be offset and would instead be getting paid for by the government or Red Cross. So they ARE helping. And it is a nice gesture.

1747 days ago
28.

doc murry    

ten thousand,,that dude spends that much for lap dance in one night,,what a joke..april 13 2029 the world is going to end anyways and then the devil is going to have fun

1747 days ago
29.

RENEE    

THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE TO HELP SO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE... IS COMMENDABLE...I AM SURE THEY COULD GIVE MORE BUT I AM GREATFUL THAT THEY ARE AT LEAST STEPPING UP...THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN GEORGIA WITH WAAAAY MORE MONEY THAN THOSE TWO AND I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THEM HELPING WITH THE CAUSE....AND IT IS NOT A BLACK OR WHITE ISSUE...ALL RACES WERE AFFECTED!!!

1747 days ago
30.

WTF    

$10K? THAT IS AN INSULT!

61 MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND ALL YOU OFFER IS $10K? CHEAP BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

1747 days ago
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