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Sandra Bullock Has Donated $1 Million Every Time There’s A Disaster

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Sandra Bullock Has Donated $1 Million Every Time There’s A Disaster

Sandra Bullock is one of the kindest souls in Hollywood – with a heart of gold. In 2015 the Oscars award-winning actress was chosen as People’s ‘world’s most beautiful woman’. This does not come as a surprise because the woman isn’t just beautiful from the outside, but from the inside too. Besides beauty and kindness, she has a secret life of philanthropy in addition to her on-screen talents. Sandra has a very simple idea of what beauty is – to be a good person.

Indonesian Tsunami

In 2004, after the tsunami hit Indonesia, Sandra donated $1,000,000 to the Red Cross to help aid humanitarian relief efforts there.

Hurricane Katrina

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina attacked New Orleans. Sandra then donated $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

“This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. Having someone like Sandra Bullock make this kind of commitment. It helps bring people together and open their hearts and be even more generous.”

Haitian Earthquake

In 2010, a monstrous earthquake destroyed Haiti. Bullock donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders emergency operation in Port-au-Prince to help the victims and rebuild the country.

Japanese Tsunami

After the earthquake and tsunami hit Tōhoku in 2011, Sandra donated $1,000,000 to the Red Cross to help aid relief efforts of the disaster.

The relief organization said:

“This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan.”

Hurricane Harvey

After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in 2017, there was devastating floods throughout the Gulf Coast. Bullock donated $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross to help those affected by this tragedy. She believes that disasters such as this one should bring Americans together – united as one.

Sandra said:

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

California Fires

In 2018, after the destructive California fires, Bullock donated $400,000 to the Red Cross and $100,000 to The Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC), California. The HSVC said they were ‘deeply humbled’ by the donation because it will “help the HSVC provide 24/7 care for the scores of horses, bulls, donkeys, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and other pets evacuated from the fires.”

Bullock said:

“I’m glad to be able to help. We’re all family in this, whether it be human, furry or feathered.”

Inspirational Helpers
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves during 2006 MTV Movie Awards – MTV.com Red Carpet at Sony Pictures in Culver City, California, United States. Photo by John Shearer/WireImage
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves during 2006 MTV Movie Awards – MTV.com Red Carpet at Sony Pictures in Culver City, California, United States. Photo by John Shearer/WireImage

Sandra Bullock truly is an incredible woman. She inspires and reminds us all that we are all in this together and to help one another if we can. Another actor who helps people in need is Keenu Reeves. Though he is mainly helping children with cancer, it’s still heart-warming to see people in the world actually helping others.

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Mexican Artist Turns 1,527 Guns Into Shovels To Plant Trees

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Mexican Artist Turns 1,527 Guns Into Shovels To Plant Trees
Photo Credit: Pedro Reyes

Weapons result in devastating consequences. Culiacán, Mexico, is a good example of this because the city has the highest death rate in the nation due to firearms. Which is why Mexican artist, Pedro Reyes has set to reverse this deathly cycle. The artist demonstrates how an agent of death can be transformed into an agent of life.

Perspective Is Everything

Reyes, an artist from Mexico City, likes to focus on the failures of modern culture from a positive perspective rather than negative. He actually doesn’t believe in “failure.” Reyes definition of “failure” is merely the result of a certain perspective.

Pedro Reyes holds one of the shovels made from melted guns. Credit: Evan Garcia / WTTW
Weapon Exchange

As for weapons, Reyes decided to transform this deadly material into something positive. He began a campaign for the Palas por Pistolas (shovels from pistols) project, asking residents to hand in their weapons in exchange for a coupon that could be used to buy electronic devices or appliances.

Reyes successfully collected 1,527 guns which were then sent to a military base and publicly crushed with a steamroller, melted and transformed into 1,527 shovelheads.

Shovels To Plant Trees

The newly transformed shovels were then distributed around Mexico from art institutes to public schools, where the people of the community are using them to plant trees. Some of the shovels even made it all the way to Vancouver Art Gallery, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Maison Rouge in Paris and other places around the world.

Photo Credit: Pedro Reyes
Credit: Pedro Reyes
Creating Life

From a gun that exists solely to take life, a shovel was born. Now that shovel exists solely for the purpose of planting trees and creating life. Pedro teaches us that all we have to do is change our perspective and we can transform bad things into good.

Pedro Reyes has also turned guns into musical instruments. Click here to see more.

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