San­dra Bul­lock do­nates $1 mil­lion to Har­vey Red Cross re­lief

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E - USA TO­DAY

San­dra Bul­lock is giv­ing in a big way to­ward re­lief for Hur­ri­cane Har­vey vic­tims.

The ac­tress, 53, do­nated $1 mil­lion to the Amer­i­can Red Cross for its ef­forts in dev­as­tated re­gions of Texas, ac­cord­ing to Peo­ple mag­a­zine.

“I’m just grate­ful I can do it,” Bul­lock said. “We all have to do our part.”

Bul­lock, who has a home in Texas and who is a long­time sup­porter of the Red Cross, told the mag­a­zine that it was cru­cial to look above the heated po­lit­i­cal rhetoric around the dev­as­tat­ing storm and urged fel­low Amer­i­cans to give.

“There are no pol­i­tics in eight feet of wa­ter,” Bul­lock said. “There are hu­man be­ings in eight feet of wa­ter.”

El­iz­a­beth Pen­ni­man, vice-pres­i­dent of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Red Cross’ na­tional head­quar­ters, called it “an in­cred­i­ble gift.”

“Es­pe­cially dur­ing times of dis­as­ter, peo­ple see what’s hap­pen­ing in Texas and our hearts all go out to them,” Pen­ni­man told Peo­ple. “Hav­ing some­one like San­dra Bul­lock make this kind of com­mit­ment, it helps bring peo­ple to­gether and open their hearts and be even more gen­er­ous.”

San­dra Bul­lock

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