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Celebrity Voluntourism

Make It Right Brad Pitt

New Orleans Post-Katrina
October 10, 2012
By , Celebrity Contributor

Star stud: Brad Pitt

The locale: New Orleans

Volunteer organization: Home Depot Foundation and Global Green USA

The crux: Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans after wiping out over 4,000 homes in 2005. Altruistic celebrities like Brad Pitt have donated their time, effort, and money to building affordable and energy-efficient housing for those left homeless after Katrina. In July 2012, Make It Right completed the first duplex home and one of only 22 residences designed by prominent architect Frank Gehry in the Lower Ninth Ward. This area was the most traumatized by Hurricane Katrina and MIR was grateful for Gehry’s sustainable home designs.

Info and volunteer opportunities: http://www.makeitrightnola.org/