Thursday, December 06, 2007

Make it Right!

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Just when you think there is nothing more to love about Brad Pitt, he proves us all wrong. Pitt's latest project is Make it Right, an organization dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina, beginning in the devastated 9th Ward. I've been to New Orleans a few times, and like B. Pitt, have been in love with the area myself. It is so full of vitality and heart and character that to lose it would be unthinkable.

I love the Make it Right project because it encompasses so many wonderful causes. Not only does it recreate the area and homes for people in need, but they are creating low-income environmentally-sound houses that are BEAUTIFUL! This is a project that will hopefully be copied all over the U.S. and perhaps even the world.

Here is a video of Brad talking about the project and his life with Angelina Jolie and their kids.

Make it Right is starting with raising the funds to build 150 houses in the 9th Ward. As of this writing, they have the funding for 10 of those houses. They are trying to get them all fully-funded in 5 weeks. If you'd like to help out, visit their Donate Now page. You can even "go inside" one of the houses and see what your money will buy. You can select a specific amount attached to something like a low-flow shower head or environmentally safe paints or (if you're a little bit spendyer) solar panels for the house. Or you can just give. This is a great cause. Won't you join us in helping to Make it Right!

And, just for fun, here's a gorgeous photo of Angelina and their daughter Zahara.

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