Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Brad's Rad!

Brad Pitt has made quite a leap from Actor/Famous Husband to philanthropist/activist/organizer.

Now, I'm a straight man, but he makes my knees go a bit wobbly.

That's because he's using his considerable charm and connections not to pursue supermodels and get movie roles, but to seriously help in the rebuilding of New Orleans, and that really inspires and delights me.

Seriously, type "Brad Pitt NOLA" into Google and see how many hits you get. (Oh heck, I'll tell you: 49,600.)

"NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Expanding on a promise he made nearly two months ago, actor Brad Pitt said Monday he expects to have families in 150 newly created homes in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward by the end of next summer -- but he asked for help to make the dream a reality.

"To build those 150 homes, we need the help of the American people," he said in a news conference Monday. "We need to all join together to do this. There is no reason why we can't do a thousand homes."

Pitt announced in September that he was partnering with film producer Steve Bing to build "affordable and sustainable homes" in the Lower 9th Ward, an area of the city that Hurricane Katrina devastated in 2005. Pitt and Bing have also each pledged $5 million to the rebuilding project.

The 150 eco-friendly homes mark the first initiative of Pitt's "Make it Right" project, aimed at redeveloping the Lower 9th Ward."

We are entering into a wonderful new age. An age where the differences between us vanish and we see the world as it really is.

Working to help and improve the lives of your fellow humans is the greatest and noblest of all pursuits, and right now Mr. Pitt is embodifying that new spirit.

If you are able, why not donate to his "Make It Right" campaign?

Go Brad!!!!

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