Actor Brad Pitt's 'Make It Right' project is rebuilding the Lower 9th Ward and the ultimate goal is to build eco-friendly homes throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Pitt has called on foundations, corporations and wealthy individuals to contribute.
On December 3, the actor announced plans to build 150 eco-friendly homes in the Louisiana city's Lower 9th Ward, an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In the storm's aftermath, the community's housing stock was largely demolished, leaving many of its residents living in trailers.
Members of the band Widespread Panic are supporting the project by donating money to help build a home.
You can help in their efforts by visiting the Make It Right website at http://www.makeitrightnola.org/
Anyone can "adopt a house" with donations starting at $150,000 or can donate anything from a Solar Rooftop for $5,000, Landscaping for a particular home for $2,500 or a Tree for $500. The organization will accept any cash donations as well.
Contact Make It Right
PO Box 58009
New Orleans, LA 70158