This Saturday, Oct. 1, a group of native Mississippi entertainers (Morgan Freeman, Faith Hill, Archie and Eli Manning, John Grisham and others) will host a gala fundraising concert in support of the Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund. Wal-Mart will contribute $1 million toward the fund, which is a non-profit organization established to serve as a means for corporations, organizations and individuals to donate money, goods and services that will help Mississippians rebuild their communities. This funding is made possible through the generous donations of our store and club customers, who have donated nearly $8 million at our facilities to aid relief and recovery efforts.
The Mississippi Rising concert will take place from 7-10 pm at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. The event will be broadcast live by MSNBC, local television stations throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Public Television and several local and regional radio stations. (http://www.mississippirecovery.com/news/concert.htm.)
Also, during that time, Wal-Mart will have a 1 minute spot that will share various pictures of relief efforts, words of encouragement to Mississippians, and our commitments to help Mississippi communities rebuild.