Since it is Thanksgiving week I thought that some of the blinds this week should be kindness items. I wish more blinds could be but there is just not enough good that I hear about from celebrities which would allow it. There is a picture in Random Photos today of Alicia Keys helping out in the Philippines and I think that is amazing especially considering how little other celebrities have done. What you don't hear enough about are celebrities who make the effort to not just donate money to a cause but to actually go out and make a difference somewhere. While I think it is great the celebrities go all over the world helping where they can I also love hearing about celebs who do things closer to home. One thing you may not have heard about is what this A list mostly movie actor has done over the past couple of years. I like to give him a hard time because he is a bit of a dunce and relies way too much on his good looks now rather than acting in his movies but he has a big heart and it is really showing through in some of the projects he works on.
The actor has paid for the construction of hundreds of homes that have been destroyed by weather when the families don't have insurance or the government won't pay this actor has stepped in and paid for the construction of about 250 homes. That is millions of dollars out of his own pocket with no attempt at getting any publicity for it. He works through an organization that handles everything and all of the families that suddenly found out they were getting a new house have no idea it is because of the Academy Award winner/nominee. He has spent millions of dollars to make sure people don't end up homeless through no fault of their own.