SANDRA BULLOCK DONATES
$1 MILLION TO JAPAN
Thereby demonstrating MASS Congeniality
Yesterday Sandra Bullock was photographed on the streets of Manhattan enjoying the first day of spring with her young son Louis, who is downright adorable to the max.
Photo by Marcel Thomas, FilmMagic
But before that - while we were all sleeping last week - Sandra Bullock went and did something amazing and heartfelt... she donated $1 million to Japan disaster relief!
Here's the story as reported in the New York Daily News:
Sandra Bullock isn't turning a blind side to those in need in Japan.
The Oscar-winning actress donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami last week, her rep told the Daily News.
"The American Red Cross is extremely grateful for this generous support from Sandra Bullock and her family," the organization said in a statement Thursday. "This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan."
Bullock's hefty contribution is the largest known donation to the Red Cross since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Japan, which consequently triggered a horrifying tsunami and nuclear crisis.
This isn't the first time Bullock has made a generous donation. The actress, 46, gave $1 million to Doctors without Borders to aid earthquake victims in Haiti last year, and donated tens of thousands of dollars to a public school in New Orleans that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Isn't that just the best? I mean, I've done the text donation thing myself to try to help out Japan, but I don't got no one million dollars like Miss Congeniality over there. And to learn that this is not the first time she's been so giving, well, that just warms the cockles, n'est-ce pas?
I wonder if other rich 'n famous types have made donations to Japan, but we just don't know about it yet? I can think of ALOT of well-known others who appear to be in a financial position to be generous with Japan... that's right, Oprah, I'm looking at you. You too, Bill Gates.