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How the Humanitarian Brad Pitt Rescued New Orleans

The Hollywood star’s Make It Right charity had built around 109 homes at a budget of $26.8 million in New Orleans out of the committed 150. The families who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 now reside in these colorful eco-friendly hurricane-resistant accommodations.

For the past 15 years, Pitt has tirelessly worked to rebuild properties for the homeless residents of the hardest-hit Lower Ninth Ward. Pitt’s passion for making a difference attracted the help of many, including fundraisers and architects. 

After launching the foundation in 2007, the Oscar winner roped in some of his A-lister friends, including Rihanna, Oprah, and Sean Penn, into the massive clean-up job. 

Pitt, alongside his work with his NGO, also brought in his production company Plan B to Louisiana to shoot a film in October 2006. The production kickstarted the city’s excellent post-Katrina resurgence.

Wang Lin

Wang Lin is a news writer at CapitalBay.News. She regularly covers news and events happening throughout the world across different sectors. Prior to joining CapitalBay.News, she worked as a freelance news writer for 2 years.

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