Brad Pitt Donates Homes For Publicity In New Orleans 9th Ward

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Brad Pitt In New Orleans

Brad Pitt paid a visit to one of the most devastated areas of New Orleans to shop for babies bring attention to the lack of progress that has been made since Hurricane Katrina.

The actor, who looked his handsome self in a denim button-down shirt, is helping bring attention to the area during the fifth year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Pitt, through his Make It Right Foundation, has focused on building eco-friendly homes for those displaced by the devastation. In 2006, they commissioned 13 architects to build the affordable home.

Part of his mission is to build awareness about the ongoing struggle survivors face. To that end, he also slipped in time to do a special televised interview with Brian Williams.

Looking relaxed and happy to be in New Orleans, Pitt smiled and waved at fans and a crowd of locals who stopped to see the movie star in action.

“New Orleans still has a long way to go to get back from Katrina but things are moving in the right direction thanks to guys like Brad Pitt,” Baxter Barnes, who received a home from Make It Right and has spent time with both Pitt and Angelina Jolie, told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “They are both genuine and down-to-earth people and if were not for them we, like a lot of other people, would not have homes back in New Orleans.”

It’s a shame that all the money donated to Katrina during and after the disaster didn’t help rebuild the 9th ward. (Red Cross investigation, anyone?) Anyway, how nice of Brad and his camera crew to videotape themselves helping out the poor residents of New Orleans. Noble, indeed.

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