Spears, who has just been named ambassador of the non-profit organization, made the event a family affair, commissioning her father Jamie to cook the southern-style menu, which included fried chicken and hush puppies. The singer also contributed her very own recipe for sweet tea, which was served to guests.
The night also included an auction featuring several items including celebrity portraits and VIP passes to the pop singer's Femme Fatale tour, which sold for $5,000.
As a native of Louisiana, both Spears and her family have thrown their full support behind the St. Bernard Project. "The Spears family is getting involved because their heart is in New Orleans, because they understand that America is not healed until New Orleans is re-built," SBP director and co-founder Zack Rosenburg told AOL Music.
SPB spends roughly $15,000 to $20,000 on building supplies for each house which in total cost nearly $80,000 per project. They are hoping to continue to gain donations and exposure with Spears' help. "This is the beginning of what we hope is a really [long] relationship," Rosenburg explains. "We're hoping with her support we're hoping that we can do more. We raised over $200,000 [at the charity event], we're hoping is that Britney's supporters from around the world will continue to give."
Six years after the catastrophic natural disaster that nearly wiped out the city, Rosenburg wants the American public to know that the people of New Orleans have proved to be resilient but still need help. "What the people from New Orleans need most is for the rest of the country to remember that it is part of America," he states. "We've got to treat the people in New Orleans the way that we want our family to be treated."
Fans interested in supporting the St. Bernard Project can text the word "Britney" to 864833 to make a $10 donation.
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