Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to Japan tsunami relief operations

By on Mar 19, 2011 in Asia, Hollywood, Natural Disasters Comments

Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock donated $1 million check this week to the American Red Cross this week to support the relief operation for earthquake and tsunami crisis in Japan.



Sandra Bullock at 2010 Oscars
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According to CNN on Saturday, March 19, Sandra Bullock’s financial support is so far the largest announced from a Hollywood celebrity, although others may have also donated but was not revealed upon the donor’s request.

On the other hand, dozens of other celebrities including Lady Gaga have been vocal in announcing their support and encouraging their followers to do the same. Singer Bryan Adams earlier invited fellow musicians and artist to do a concert for Japan.

Bullock, 46, who swept Best Actress Awards in numerous award-giving bodies for her 2009 movie ‘The Blind Side‘, also gave $1 million to ‘Doctors Without Borders’ early last year; to support Haiti earthquake relief operations.

Meanwhile, the American Red Cross revealed that Japan donations via text messages have reached $2.6 million, with at least $10 from each cell phone text message, where nearly 7,200 casualties confirmed as of the latest announcement.

As of this writing, the US agency has reportedly raised close to $47 million in the US, in which some $10 million of them have already been passed to the Japanese Red Cross.



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