Hoeven: Thank You To Josh Duhamel For Leading Flood Fund Recovery Effort

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven this evening thanked Josh Duhamel, a Minot native, for stepping up to serve as  honorary chairman of a fund established by the Minot Area Community Foundation for the city’s recovery in the aftermath of recent record flooding. The North Dakota actor, who has earned an international reputation, has encouraged his fans and other celebrities to help those affected by the flood.


“It’s clear that wherever North Dakotans go and whatever they do, they never forget the fundamental values that make North Dakota so special,” Hoeven said. “All of us are tremendously grateful to Josh for raising awareness about the plight of Minot in these difficult times, and I look forward to working with him in the days and weeks ahead to help the city recover.”


Duhamel’s sister and many close friends have lost their homes to the unprecedented flooding in the city. He is already a member of the Red Cross' national Celebrity Cabinet, and has also worked to raise assistance for earthquake and tsunami victims in Haiti and Japan.


Duhamel has appeared in a number of movies, including "When in Rome," "The Romantics" and "Transformers.” He is starring in the film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," which opens this week.