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Sandra Bullock donates $1 million for Japan relief
The Scoop ^ | 3-17-11

Posted on 03/17/2011 1:51:37 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

dra Bullock has donated $1 million to the Red Cross for Japan disaster relief, her rep confirms to Scoop. While other celebrities have made various gestures to encourage donation and raise money, this is the largest known donation made by a celebrity since the 9.0 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

This isn't the first time that Bullock has risen to the occasion charitably. She was honored for her contributions in rebuilding a New Orleans public school after Hurricane Katrina and last year donated $1 million for earthquake victims in Haiti.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charity; earthquake; japan; redcross
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1 posted on 03/17/2011 1:51:39 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Now there is someone putting their money where their mouth is. I can respect that.


2 posted on 03/17/2011 1:53:41 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That is really great. Will buy a lot of blankets and medicine and water and transportation.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 1:53:56 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: vpintheak

Bless her for her generosity.


4 posted on 03/17/2011 1:54:13 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Sandra, charity begins at home.


5 posted on 03/17/2011 1:54:16 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

God bless her. I have always liked Sandra Bullock.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 1:54:36 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good for her. I've liked her ever since "While You Were Sleeping".
7 posted on 03/17/2011 1:55:02 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: vpintheak

I might not agree with a lot of her personal views, but the lady is a lady—and time-and-again, she does these types of things.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 1:55:13 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have always liked her... Wonderful


9 posted on 03/17/2011 1:56:11 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Fantastic, I just hope the R C uses it to do the most good and gives 100% to the Japan cause. I've been trying to find out just how much of the money that is given to the Red Cross is going to the cause and what percentage is drained off for the salaries of the money sucking administration.
10 posted on 03/17/2011 1:56:29 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nice to see. It will do some real good.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 1:56:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Republic

Beauty isn’t always skin deep. This lady has inner beauty.

Excuse me for adding this to the Post, but isn’t Pelosi one of the richest women in this country? Where is her donation. Where is Hanoi Jane’s.


12 posted on 03/17/2011 1:57:06 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As Jesus sat facing the temple offering box, he watched how much money people put into it. Many rich people put in large amounts. A poor widow dropped in two small coins, worth less than a cent.

He called his disciples and said to them, “I can guarantee this truth: This poor widow has given more than all the others. All of them have given what they could spare. But she, in her poverty, has given everything she had to live on.”

Mark 12:41-44


13 posted on 03/17/2011 1:58:09 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t see eye to eye with her on many things, but she is a class act and walks the walk while almost all of her peers just talk.


14 posted on 03/17/2011 1:58:51 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ..
One word: Wow!

And thank you Sandra!

日本 ピング  (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)

15 posted on 03/17/2011 1:59:00 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: vpintheak

“Now there is someone putting their money where their mouth is. I can respect that.”

Ditto here!


16 posted on 03/17/2011 2:00:48 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I love this women. I love her.....my wife is lucky I met her first.....lol. Seriously she is absolutely incredible. She gave a million to 9/11, a million to New Orleans, and a million to Japan....she may have given to Thailand but not sure. She is so awesome and probably a lib but the great thing is.....nobody knows what her political affiliation is and that is how it should be for all actors and actresses. DON’T ASK/DON’T TELL your political affiliation. lol.


17 posted on 03/17/2011 2:00:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: vpintheak

Good for her! If you have it use it for good.


18 posted on 03/17/2011 2:01:07 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: patriot08

She does plenty at “home” too. This is a classy lady.


19 posted on 03/17/2011 2:01:09 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: patriot08

She donates to a lot of charities and causes. I don’t agree with some of them, but it’s her money and she is very generous with it.


20 posted on 03/17/2011 2:01:15 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Venturer

Pelosi one of the richest women in this country?

Which still goes to show you money can’t buy you brains.
And, yes, where’s the money, Pelosi? After all, your friend Michael Moore says it doesn’t belong to you anyway so cough it up!


21 posted on 03/17/2011 2:01:41 PM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

i think she donated 1 mil. to haiti also- she must have plenty money


22 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:01 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I love this woman.


23 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:01 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Wow and double wow.

And it is not the first time Sandra has been so generous.


24 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:01 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Venturer

POW/MIA
That’s where.


25 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: Venturer

To go even further off the topic, but I wonder how this (apparently*) Jewish woman could have ever been married to a neo-Nazi.

* I saw apparently, in that she has never expressed her religious views, but gave her adopted child a real bris, with a mohel, the whole deal, sealing him to the Mt. Sinai covenant. A mohel would be unlikely to do this for a non-Jewish mother.

http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywoodjew/item/sandra_bullock_has_a_new_son_—_and_he_had_a_bris_20100429/


26 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:33 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good for her! Too many celebrities just show up at a fundraiser, and expect their presence to be their own donation.


27 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:40 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Paging Michael Moore.


28 posted on 03/17/2011 2:03:44 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Venturer
Yeah. Where are the super rich dems and republicans, the one's who determine how OUR MONEY gets wasted and the ones who put their fellow countrymen into this debt mess.

What are they doing to get us out of debt without punishing us with more?

It is, in the END their policies that have taken to this brink.

The least they could do is lead by example and give PERSONNALLY to the crisis and need in Japan.

After all-they use our money with abandon when they are supposed to be STEWARDS of the money they take from money each of us work to earn.

What is wrong with these people. I agree.

Where are Pelosi and Kerry and Blumenthal and 'Rockefeller' and other wealthy elected officials on their giving to Japan. Is it because there is no tax deduction involved that they hang tight to their own cash?

29 posted on 03/17/2011 2:04:51 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: napscoordinator

She deviates from true Liberalism (Socialism) in that she gives her own money, not O.P. (other peoples’s).


30 posted on 03/17/2011 2:04:58 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Bitsy

“Which still goes to show you money can’t buy you brains.”

She married the money.


31 posted on 03/17/2011 2:05:04 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: vpintheak

I love Sandra Bullock—she’s not only a very enjoyable actress, she’s also a patriot.


32 posted on 03/17/2011 2:05:46 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well done, Sandra.


33 posted on 03/17/2011 2:06:12 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Jewbacca
I wasn't aware that she's Jewish, but it's possible that even though she may not be Jewish, if the adopted son's birth mother was Jewish, Sandra may have had the bris done out of respect to that culture and faith.

Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite actresses. She's done such a range of parts, and I like both the dramatic and comedic ones. We watched part of Demolition Man, last night, and she's so funny in it.

34 posted on 03/17/2011 2:08:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: vpintheak

Id respect it even more if she did not issue a press release


35 posted on 03/17/2011 2:09:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Many millions will be donated by persons whose names no one will never know.
If you have the means and desire, then you give.
The only reason to make it public it is to encourage others to do it, too.
Let’s see if she causes anyone else to step up to the plate.


36 posted on 03/17/2011 2:09:19 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (My best comments get deleted; if you can read this, it is not on the 'cutting edge'.)
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To: basil

Ditto that - Sandra is one special lady!


37 posted on 03/17/2011 2:10:19 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well done.


38 posted on 03/17/2011 2:11:27 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Where is Michael Moore???


39 posted on 03/17/2011 2:11:33 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A wonderful woman.


40 posted on 03/17/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: al baby
Did she issue a press release? I've not a clue. I suspect it would be pretty difficult for this not to become public knowledge.

For the amount to be known to her contemporaries she has set the bar for donation amounts.

41 posted on 03/17/2011 2:14:45 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Freddd

“Where is Michael Moore???”

He belly flopped 20 miles south east of the reactors and caused this whole problem in the first place.


43 posted on 03/17/2011 2:15:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: patriot08

It’s her money, she can do with it as she pleases.....


44 posted on 03/17/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: vpintheak
Now there is someone putting their money where their mouth is. I can respect that.

I'll second that!

45 posted on 03/17/2011 2:16:06 PM PDT by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Brookhaven

Sandra Bullock doesn’t give money for public admiration. She does it consistently. Her wealth is no reason to scoff at the donation.


46 posted on 03/17/2011 2:17:27 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Red Cross? What percentage overhead, promotion, PR?


47 posted on 03/17/2011 2:17:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: Jewbacca
Nah, I think Pelosi's Dad was fairly wealthy; he'd been the mayor of Baltimore, after all, and parlayed that fame into some bucks.

But she did also marry into money.

48 posted on 03/17/2011 2:19:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I’m sure that million to Haiti went down the usual rat holes. You can’t help Haiti.
Think of what that two million could have done for her own people in her own country.

Sandra Bullock is a left wing athiest.
They had to practically BEG her to be in ‘The Blind Side’
because the woman whom she was to portray was a Christian.


49 posted on 03/17/2011 2:23:11 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: All

Bullock objected to playing a Christian:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000113/bio


50 posted on 03/17/2011 2:24:23 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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