Celebrity Charities – Nearly 7 years after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, some are still working on rebuilding the once thriving city. Make It Right, a foundation started by the sexiness that is Brad Pitt, works to build homes in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans where more than 4,000 homes were destroyed in the aftermath of Katrina. The foundation’s goal is to build 150 affordable, high-quality homes; they are currently half way to reaching this goal.
On March 10th, “A Night to Make It Right,” one of the largest-scale fundraising events in New Orleans’ history, will be hosted by Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres.
“I’m so happy I can be a part of this incredible foundation…Brad Pitt is amazing – not only for what he started, but also because, who else can make a hard hat look like a jaunty fall fashion accessory?” DeGeneres told Look to the Stars. DeGeneres and her fans have raised more than $1.6 for the foundation.
The event will be a star-studded night with performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Seal, and The Neville Brothers. There will also be appearances by Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Djimon Hounsou, Josh Brolin. We’re sure Pitt’s right-hand woman Angelina Jolie will also be there and maybe even the rest of the Pitt-Jolie clan.
Being hosted at the newly redesigned Hyatt Regency New Orleans, the hotel kicked off the fundraising efforts with a $300,000 donation.
“Through our partnership with Make It Right, we continue to solidify our commitment to the city of New Orleans,” Michael Smith, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans told Look to the Stars.
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