by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

snipshot_e414ioeeaee4.jpgThe Pitt-Jolie media coverage is far-reaching lately; but it’s for all the right reasons. After yesterday’s kick off by Brad Pitt of Global Green USA’s first eco home project in New Orleans, it was also announced that his and Angelina Jolie’s foundation had donated $1 million dollars to Darfur relief. From the article,

“The donation from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation will go to three agencies playing key roles in Darfur and neighbouring Chad: the UN refugee agency; the International Rescue Committee and the international non-governmental organization, SOS Children’s Villages,” UNHCR said in a press release issued on Thursday.

All three agencies are active in providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to the more than 2 million people displaced within Darfur and the 240,000 refugees from Darfur living in camps in eastern Chad.

‘This generous donation comes just months after Angelina Jolie made a personal visit to a refugee camp in Chad and it shows, once again, her and Brad Pitts’ commitment to helping refugees and the displaced,’ said Michel Gabaudan, UNHCR’s regional representative for the United States and the Caribbean.”

Jolie is a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador. Her involvement with helping people less fortunate has become a focal point over the past several years with her and family traveling the world to provide support. Such donations are amazing examples of those in positions of power and wealth reaching out to those in need. Let’s hope this financial commitment helps make a difference in the lives of those affected by this terrible tragedy.

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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