Brad Pitt put his money where his mouth was when it came to Hurricane Katrina. Instead of saying that George Bush hated black people, like Kanye did, he has been building homes for those who lost them in the infamous hurricane that happened 10 years ago. Check it out…
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans with furious and deadly force this month ten years ago – and no celebrity is more attuned to the anniversary than Brad Pitt.
Pitt, who recently listed his and Angelina Jolie’s five-bedroom French Quarter home for $6.5 million, has been working to rebuild destroyed houses in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward since the monster hurricane left its path of destruction.
‘We went into it incredibly naïve,’ the megastar told the New Orleans Times-Picayune, ‘just thinking we can build homes – how hard is that?’
A lot harder than he thought, it turns out. But that didn’t stop him, nor the area’s residents, from plugging along, and now Pitt is thrilled that 109 colorful, sturdy, ecofriendly homes dot the land that following Katrina was nothing but mud and debris and torn-apart lives.
‘I get this well of pride when I see this little oasis of color and the solar panels,’ the dad of six told the paper.
As a part-time NOLA resident and amateur architecture enthusiast, Pitt wanted his foundation, Make It Right, to build homes that not only suited the residents’ needs, but were well-designed, environmentally-friendly, and not only cheap to make, but to live in.
‘I drive into the neighborhood and I see people on their porch, and I ask them how is their house treating them? And they say, ‘Good.’ And I say what’s your utility bill? And they’ll throw something out like, ’24 bucks’ or something, and I feel fantastic.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Here are some of the pictures of the homes…