People adore Sandra Bullock for different reasons, such as her humor or her beauty. I think I truly became a fan of her when she starred in Blindside.
In the movie Blindside, based on a true story, she adopts a boy who has so much potential to do so much with his life if someone would give him a chance. So that’s exactly what she did. The movie is heartwarming and simply reminds us of the compassion and hospitality we should show people in our own lives.
Now Bullock is reminding us of this lesson again as she does what she can to help out the Hurricane Harvey victims by donating $1 million to the American Red Cross relief.
One thing she said really hit home for me though. “There are no politics in eight feet of water,” Bullock continued, “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
She added, “I’m just grateful I can do it. We all have to do our part.”
She is so right. Even if we do disagree on political views, religious views, or whatever else, that doesn’t matter when people’s lives are in shambles after something like this.
Bullock owns a home in the U.S. state, according to People.com.
Her $1 million donation comes hot on the heels of another big handover from Disney executives, who have also agreed to give seven figures to the relief effort.
Announcing the company’s $1 million pledge earlier on Tuesday, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said, “Our hearts go out to everyone in the devastating path of this historic storm.
“It’s hard to fully appreciate the impact, in part because it isn’t over yet, but we know thousands of people have lost everything and now face the daunting challenge of putting their lives and communities back together, and we’re using our unique resources and reach to help those in need.”
Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian, her sisters and mother Kris Jenner have donated $500,000 to the cause, with the reality TV star tweeting: “Houston we are praying for you! My mom, sisters & I will be donating $500,000 to @redcross and @salvationarmyus today #HoustonStrong.”
Obviously we don’t all have a million dollars laying around, but there are so many ways that we can assist with this disaster. Do your part to help fellow Americans!
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