Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Brad Pitts Talks About in New Orleans

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie traveled to New Orleans for Pitt's "Make It Right NOLA" project, aimed at redeveloping the Lower 9th Ward, which was hit the hardest from Hurricane Katrina's aftermath in 2005.

Pitt and partner Steve Bing donated $5 million of their own money to the project.

The houses that Pitt is building will be sold at an affordable price for current residents and those who were displaced by Katrina that want to move back. He expects to build 150 new homes through the "Make It Right" project by the end of the summer.

Pitt and Jolie also brought singer Pink to help with the effort as well, although she is not the only musician who is getting involved with redeveloping New Orleans.

Jazz musician Branford Marsalis and musician-actor Harry Connick Jr., both New Orleans natives, have teamed with Habitat for Humanity to build a "Musicians' Village" in the Upper 9th Ward. Construction began in March 2006. More than 40 families now live in homes in the village, according to the Habitat for Humanity Web site.


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