PITT A HERO FOR 150 AMERICAN FAMILIES

December 29, 2008

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Brad Pitt has saved Christmas for 150 American families.

The “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star spent more than $4.5 million rebuilding 150 New Orleans homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina – just in time for the festive season.

Gloria Guy – a 69-year-old grandmother who lost her house, pets and eldest son in the 2005 storm – said the 44-year-old star has built her a dream house.

She said: “I am so happy I don’t know what to do with myself. I thank God for Brad Pitt.”

The actor – who bought a villa in the city’s French Quarter with partner Angelina Jolie in 2006 – funded 150 eco-houses as part of the Make It Right program. He plans to build more in the New Year.

Brad said: “It’s not just housing, it’s homes. It’s where people created families, took their kids to school, where those kids took their first steps and played with their friends. These people don’t want handouts, but they’ve suffered a great injustice.”

The actor – who raises six children with Angelina – has also been generous with his time, visiting the families he has helped.

Gloria said: “He’s been round to see me twice, and Angelina visited with two of the children.”

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