Ellen DeGeneres and Brad Pitt continue their efforts to make it right for the inhabitants of the Lower 9th Ward on March 10th.
DeGeneres is coming home to host the “A Night to Make It Right” gala which has as main goal gathering funds for the remaining environmentally friendly houses that the Pitt project is building. Since the levee breaches of 2005, 300 people were helped to come home as seventy five houses were built at the aid of donations from DeGeneres and her fans raising to $1.6 million.
The comedian and talk show host is very excited as well as happy to be part of the foundation, as their work is absolutely incredible. Besides “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?”
The gala will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, where Mayor Mitch Landrieu will act as honorary co-chair. Even though the final details for the event are still under work, a recent press release gave out some information: the entertainment will be provided by top notch performers, the guest list includes politicians, corporate donors and philanthropists, a dinner menu is created to present the most renowned culinary delicacies that New Orleans has to offer and of course a grand after party.
A few months back, the Hyatt Regency started the fund raising with a donation of $300,000 meant to support the foundation’s efforts. Furthermore the Regency will reopen its Superdome, placed wall to wall with the Hyatt, as such making more room for the guests of the generous charitable gala.
Last month in an episode of her talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Ellen and Brad chatted about the gala and their hopes and expectations for the fundraising.
In the past few years, Pitt had become increasingly interested in charitable work. Mainly his focus revolves around his love for architecture as the actor is involved in raising funds for international efforts in building environmentally friendly structures worldwide. Alongside his wife, Angelina Jolie, Pitt has donated so far $8 million to charity and the couple have been involved in humanitarian activities aimed to help the victims on the Kashmir earthquake and Sudan’s crisis.