AMERICAN IDOL star Bo Bice has opened up his old Alabama home to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The rocker offered his empty home in Helena to a homeless family of five from Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Bice, who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee tells MTV News, "We're going to get that house furnished and check their kids into school.

"I don't know them but I know they need help. They're human beings. That's the smallest thing I can do is let my empty house go to them."

"The biggest thing we can do is go down there and help out," he said. "This is our chance to shine, to do something with life."