Monday, December 3, 2007
Make It Right
Brad Pitt was interviewed on "The Today Show" this morning about his work in the Lower 9th Ward, where he has commissioned some of the world's best architects to design safe, sustainable houses that can withstand flooding. To date he has donated $5 million of his own money, and he's really pushing high net-worth individuals and foundations to pony up as well.
Personal drama aside, it's not often that you find a celebrity who follows through on his/her word so tirelessly, and I commend him for keeping some focus on what happened here two years ago.
It's eerie to see military police patroling the Lower 9th, and it's even more disturbing to see hugely empty lots and National Guard spray paint reflecting so much death and loss.