We all love America’s Sweetheart actress Sandra Bullock who’s so much more than that title. Her on-screen talents are just the tip of the iceberg of a person living a secret life of philanthropy.
The Earthquake in Haiti
Sandra Bullock was one of the celebrities who made a donation to help the victims of the devastating Haitian earthquake. She made a $1 million donation to the emergency operation of Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince for a post-earthquake rebuilding of the country.
The Tsunami in Indonesia
Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the Red Cross to help humanitarian relief efforts in Indonesia after the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.
The Hurricane Katrina
Once again, the actress donated a whooping sum of $1 million to the Red Cross in 2005 after the Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Her donation went to aid the relief efforts.
The Tsunami in Japan
Sandra Bullock made a $1 million donation to the Red Cross following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Her donation helped aid relief efforts after the awful disaster. Here’s what the relief organization stated for Bullock’s donation:
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.
Once again, Bullock selflessly donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help out those affected by the Hurricane Harvey. She stated that disasters like that one should unite all Americans in one goal, saying: “There are no politics in eight feet of water,’ she told People. “There are human beings in eight feet of water.”
The Vice President of Communications for American Red Cross national headquarters, Elizabeth Penniman, told People: “This is an incredible gift. We’re so thankful. It’s times like this when we do receive such an incredible amount of support. Especially during times of disaster, people see what’s happening in Texas and our hearts all go out to them. Having someone like Sandra Bullock make this kind of commitment. It helps bring people together and open their hearts and be even more generous.”
When asked about the donation, Bullock only said she is grateful she can do it, once again showing her humility. What’s more, she encouraged everyone to do whatever they can in situations like that one. She is definitely a good example for all of us.
Sandra Bullock is a real inspiration to all of us, constantly donating huge sums to humanitarian efforts. She reminds everyone that we are all citizens of this world and we need to help one another whenever we can and however we can. After all, we are all in this together, aren’t we?
In addition to her $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of Ventura County, California, Bullock added $400,000 to the American Red Cross:
The Humane Society of Ventura County
Remember when the actress made a $100,000 donation to the Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVC), California in November 2018, helping the non-human victims of the destructive California fires?
The HSVC’s statement on their website was telling how deeply humbled they were by Bullock’s donation because it helped them provide 24/7 care for the scores of horses, donkeys, bulls, chickens, pigs, ducks, cats, dogs, and other pets evacuated from the wildfire.
The statement reveals that the actress and her family have made donations to other nonprofit organizations during the incident, but also in the past. It’s just that the smaller donations weren’t widely publicizes, whereas the $100,000 made headlines.
In November 2018, the actress made another donation, this time to the Red Cross. It was an incredible $400,000 donation.
When asked about her donation, she said: ‘The untold destruction from these fires is heartbreaking, especially following the tragedy at Borderline in Thousand Oaks,’ thinking about the shooting in a California bar that claimed twelve lives days before the wildfire. She added:
I’m glad to be able to help. We’re all family in this, whether it be human, furry or feathered.