by China DeSpain
Categories: Causes, People
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Now, this is what we call winning.

Back in April of last year, Charlie Sheen visited the town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which had been ravaged by a tornado. He went at the behest of a college student named David Harris, who asked for the actor’s help via Twitter. At the time, he promised to raise $25,000 to help with relief efforts.

And then…nothing happened. As the world watched Sheen’s spiral of self-destruction and Wild Torpedo of Truth Tour, people in Tuscaloosa wondered if Sheen forgot about his promise.

But luckily for them, he didn’t. To get the money, Sheen set up a fundraising website that generated $10,000; the actor then wrote a check for an additional $15,000, bringing the total to the promised amount: $25,000. According to Don Staley, head of Tuscaloosa’s tourism agency, a Sheen representative delivered the money around December 1.

“He said he wanted to raise $25,000, and he made good on that,” said Bob Maron, one of Sheen’s managers. Staley also praised the actor, saying, “The man delivered. He’s a man of his word.”

As for Sheen, he seems to be turning his life around. Not only did he come through with the money, but at an event over the weekend, he said he’s getting his life together.

He told reporters, “I’m not crazy any more. That was an episode. I think I’m a different person than I was yesterday. Everything is a lot more mellow and focused and much more rooted in reality.”

He also said his life is now goddess-free, and he’s just a single guy spending time with his kids and working on his new TV show, the appropriately titled “Anger Management.”

About China DeSpain

China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain

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