Black Eyed Peas raise $1m for flood victims

BEP have reached the landmark figure for those affected by the floods in North Dakota.

The $1m (£621,732) will be going to the residents of Minot in North Dakota, which is also the home of Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel.

The Transformers actor recruited wife Fergie and her bandmates to headline a gig in front of more than 16,000 fans at the Minot Rising benefit gig on Saturday.

The gig followed a raging torrent of water which caused widespread destruction and forced thousands to evacuate the town.

Fergie told the sold-out crowd that Duhamel's family and friends have always made her feel welcome in Minot, adding: "[Minot] might be small, but it has the biggest heart in America. North Dakota, we love you so much."

Front-man will.i.am later publicly thanked Duhamel for his charity work, writing on Twitter: "BEP had a concert in N Dakota & raised 1 million dollars for Minot flood recovery… Thank you for you passion, determination, and vision to do good, and ability to bring people together for a good cause. (sic)"

josh duhamel and fergie
Fergie and her band have helped raise $1m for Josh's charity.

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