Hilary Duff to Donate $250,000 to Victims of Hurricane Katrina

LOS ANGELES--()--Sept. 1, 2005--International superstar and multi-platinum Hollywood Records recording artist Hilary Duff announced today that she will donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to USA Harvest to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the gulf coast states stricken by this disaster.

The American Red Cross is setting up shelters, food, water and critical assistance for the thousands of displaced and homeless people in the area, while USA Harvest is supplying food to those shelters. Hilary's donation to USA Harvest will result in over 300,000 cans of food being donated to those in need. In addition, Hilary is encouraging her fans to bring canned food to her concerts that will be collected and distributed to the region. Hilary is also encouraging her fans via an alert on her website asking them to send money to both charities.

Hilary said, "It's heartbreaking to see the devastation on TV. People are missing family members, and they have absolutely nothing left, not even food or water. I want to do everything I can to help those who have survived to help rebuild their lives."

Giving to those in need is nothing new to Hilary Duff. Her philanthropic activities are far and wide, whether it be Kids With a Cause or USA Harvest.

For information on upcoming Hilary Duff tour dates for canned food donations, please go to: www.hilaryduff.com

For information about the American Red Cross, please go to: www.redcross.org

For information about USA Harvest, please go to www.usaharvest.com

Contacts

Hollywood Records
Lillian Matulic, 818-560-6197
Lillian.matulic@disney.com
or
PYR Public Relations
Cece Yorke, 323-957-0730
cece@pyrpr.com

Contacts

Hollywood Records
Lillian Matulic, 818-560-6197
Lillian.matulic@disney.com
or
PYR Public Relations
Cece Yorke, 323-957-0730
cece@pyrpr.com