Sandra Bullock Gives $1 Million for Japan Relief Effort
Sandra Bullock has just proven that in times of crisis, less talk and more action is the best way to go.
Generally silent about the growing crisis in Japan since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the country almost a week ago, Bullock did what other, “noisier,” celebrities have failed to do so far, donating a cool $1 million to help ease the suffering of the people of Japan, particularly in the city of Sendai and neighboring areas, which have been devastated by the quake and tsunami, as well as in Fukushima, where the government is now scrambling to prevent a nuclear crisis.
Bullock’s donation was coursed through the American Red Cross, which is an active player in the relief efforts in northern Japan. According to the Red Cross, Bullock’s donation was the largest contribution by a celebrity to be publicly announced. The organization said that some celebrities may have also donated, albeit secretly. Aside from the Oscar-winning actress, other celebrities known to have raised funds for Japan are Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Yoko Ono, and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.