UPDATE from St. Bernard Project:
Kellan is turning 26 on March 15! We recently asked him how he wants to celebrate this special day and he said:
"My 26th birthday wish is for my fans to donate $26 to the St. Bernard Project. I can think of no better gift than to help a family rebuild and move back into their home in New Orleans. A special thanks to everyone who has shown their love and support so far. I really appreciate your commitment to the St. Bernard Project -- a cause that is close to my heart."
Kellan's original post:
Want a chance to win free, autographed Twilight memorabilia? Want me to send you a shout-out on twitter? Will you help a great cause?
It's Mardi Gras season in New Orleans and there are still many families whose homes were flooded by Katrina 5 1/2 years ago and have not been able to rebuild and move home. So I'm doing something about it. I'm the Grand Marshal of the St. Bernard Project’s Get on the Float campaign and am funding a family's home by donating personally and raising money from the cast and crew of Twilight.
Now I need my fans to join me too. Donate any amount to St. Bernard Project and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Grand Prize winners will get autographed Twilight memorabilia signed by me and other members of the Twilight cast.
But that’s not the only prize! Each day, I’ll send a shout-out to one donor on twitter. Just leave your twitter address in the comment section and I’ll make sure my followers know about your generous contribution.
It’s easy to donate and you’ll be contributing to a great cause. This Mardi Gras Season, Get on the Float for St. Bernard Project. We want to get at least two families back home and we can do that by raising $40,000.
Until I was in New Orleans and saw the devastation first hand I had no idea about the extent of the enduring needs. I met families who were still living in FEMA trailers or their gutted homes over five years after Katrina. The good news is that there's a solution: the St. Bernard Project can rebuild a family's home in 12 weeks for about $15,000-$20,000. They've done over 350 so far!
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!