Katy Perry Surprising Thomas Fire & Mudslide Survivors at Benefit Concert Was an Awesome Act of Kindness

Katy Perry Surprising Thomas Fire & Mudslide Survivors at Benefit Concert Was an Awesome Act of Kindness

The 2,000-plus attendees at the One 805 Kick Ash Bash in Summerland, Calif. over the weekend were in for a great surprise when Katy Perry popped up for an unexpected performance.

The benefit concert helped to raise almost $2 million, which will go towards emergency services, equipment and the survivors of the Thomas Fire last December and mudslides that occurred a few days later in Montecito. The pop star, who grew up in Santa Barbara, performed acoustic versions of her hits like "A Part of Me" and "Firework." She dedicated the latter to 14-year-old Lauren Cantin, who was rescued from her home after it was engulfed by the mud and debris. Her father was unfortunately one of the 21 victims who were killed in the natural disaster.