The disaster that struck New Orleans in 2005 namely “Hurricane Katrina” reeked huge amounts of damage to the people and their houses. The Hurricane was recorded as one of the top 5 deadliest Hurricanes to hit the United States in its History.

Hurricane Katrina Havoc

Hurricane Katrina Havoc

The Damage was immense, mostly caused by flooding caused by 53 different levee breaches, which helped to submerge 80% of the City of New Orleans. To sum the level of destruction up…

From Wikipedia

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as “probably the worst catastrophe, or set of catastrophes,” in the country’s history, referring to the hurricane itself plus the flooding of New Orleans.

Now whether climate change or global warming is to blame for the rise of these super hurricanes and the increase of natural disasters is something which could be argued till kingdom come, so we are not going to go there!

Recently It has come to my attention that Brad Pitt has been seriously taking an interest in helping New Orleans especially come back from this tragedy. Pitt has been sponsoring an Eco-friendly housing project in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward – A neighbourhood already stricken by poverty and nearly wiped out by Hurricane Katrina and the destruction which ensued. At the forefront of this project is the Make It Right Foundation that builds affordable and importantly flood proof houses. An Image was sourced from Today MSNBC

New Style New Orleans House

New Style New Orleans House

For some Excellent Videos of Brad Pitt talking about rebuilding New Orleans click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2

The ensuing largely UK publicity behind Pitt’s cause led to some excellent t shirt being designed and calls for Mr. Pitt to be elected to New Orleans’ Mayor. The Shirt is below.

Brad Pitt For Mayor

Brad Pitt For Mayor

The Movement is predominately grassroots and is gaining appeal everyday – could he be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger and become another celebrity who is doing a good job in office? It remains a mystery whether Pitts appeal will actually turn into electoral votes – but part of me hopes it happens?

I recommend people visit the Make It Right Foundation and check out what the guys other there do, its interesting stuff and lets hope it truly makes a difference.