Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Pink Project

Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is hosting Pink Saturday. Please visit her blog for more Pink Saturday posts.
Do you know where these pink houses are located?
Here's a view of them at night....
The pink houses are part of the Make it Right Foundation started by Brad Pitt in New Orleans, LA. Each time a new home is finished for a hurricane Katrina victim, one of the temporary pink homes comes down.
You can read more about the Pink Project here.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a home in New Orleans in the French Quarter near the French Market. We have always walked by their home to see if we would get lucky and spot them. Click here to see a picture.

I think it's great that they have done so much to help the people of this city!

Thanks for coming by and Happy Pink Saturday!

40 comments:

vintagewindow said...

Such a great cause.

Happy PS

Kris

Bo said...

Hi Diane...this was a great choice for Pink Saturday! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

It's good to know that those who have the financial ability to help are doing something.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks for sharing this, Diane! I think this is an awesome project!

XO,

Sheila

dana said...

Now THAT is a great PINK Sat post, Diane! I had not heard of that!
I loved the story about the honest guy and the tip---good to know.
Your table setting looked so beautiful on Christmas Eve! I was so busy flitting around the house on Christmas Eve I forgot (gasp!) to take photos!
Your mercury glass items were true finds--those trees look verrrry similar to ones I show on my post today! :)
Happy Pink Sat and Happy New Year!!!! Dana

Shelia said...

MOrning, Diane. Oh, how nice, I didn't know he was doing anything like this. Good for ole Braddy.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Diane...yes, yes indeed, that is the best Saturday Post ever. Now I never knew that, but let me say that puts a very warm feeling in my heart and tears in my heart all at the same time.

Thanks for letting me know this.

Sondra

Melissa Wertz said...

That is very cool to know Diane!

Deborah said...

Look at all that Pink! I think he is helping with a most worthy cause...great project!

Happy Pink Saturday!

g said...

Yes, I love that Pink Project and evenmore, I love the fact that Brad is helping fund actual houses for people in the Lower Ninth.

Great pink post. And thanks for showing us their house, I'll certainly walk past it next time I visit NO.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Darlene said...

That is soooo COOL. I had not heard of it!

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday Diane!

jeanne said...

Diane, I love your pink story today. I had no idea about it. I am going to read about it after this comment. Pink houses, how unusual but it makes a perfect pink Saturday post. Good job Diane.

Hugs...Jeanne

KATHERINELLEN said...

Diane,
That's Great! What a wonderful pink posts...I did not know they did that for the City of New Orleans....interesting post....Great pink Post...Happy Pink to you...Thanks for sharing...That is a wonderful ideas...for Brad and Jolie project...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, what a wonderful choice for this weeks post..I hope you have a super Pink Saturday. hugs ~lynne~

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a great post! It's so nice to see a celebrity utilize their money AND time for such a worthy cause. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy New Year!

suesueb said...

i know what a great cause this is-living an hour from new orleans. i hope you get to see them one day-it'd be fun!! happy pink saturday and new year too!

Joy said...

I'd read about their charity work in New Orleans but I did not know about the pink houses. Interesting! I wonder why they chose pink?

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Diane, what a great post for today! I commend Brad Pitt for his efforts. My cousin's daughter (my second cousin) biked with two friends from St. Paul, MN to New Orleans to work for Habitat for Humanity. She was so overtaken with what they encountered and she said it was hard to leave in the fall to return back to school (UofMN) because the need is still so great....Robyn

Happy To Be said...

GM Diane great choice for PINK Saturday..I love Brad Pitts..how cute is he girl?? hope you have a great day..hugs and smiles Gloria

Gollum said...

Hi, Diane--what an uplifting Pink Saturday. I grew up in New Orleans (my father was a manager for the Morgan & Lindsay dime store chain), and it cheers my soul to see New Orleans being put back together.
((hugs))

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

Thank you for sharing this with us. It warms my heart to see people helping others. To those much is given, much is expected.

Raggedy Girl said...

I just read an article about this yesterday and that seems funny to me. But what a wonderful things they are doing. Thanks for sharing.
Roberta Anne

Buttercream Cottage said...

Great post. Happy Holidays.

bloggin' Chrystal said...

This is neat! I had no idea. Thanks for sharing this wealth of knowledge with us.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful cause and great post, Diane!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Diane; Happy Pink Saturday..

I so agree with you, they have done so much for the Katrina victims. How great they both are, and I love the Pink houses at night so cool.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs;
Alaura

lisa said...

Diane

It's wonderful that Brad has put so much of his heart into this project.

Lisa

She'sSewPretty said...

This is a wonderful pink post!! I had read about Brad Pitt and Angeline building houses in New Orleans but didn't know how they started. What a great couple! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a Happy New Year!!

Connie said...

Dianeeeeeeeeee, this is my first visit to your blog and I'm lovin' the PINKKKKKKKK houses, my little chicke! WOW....I thought I was fortunate to have pink WALLS but I so enjoyed visitin' with ya, honey.

Come by and chuckle with me.......

Smooches,
Connie

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is so cool. I did not know about this. I think it's great when a celebrity does something charitable with their good fortune.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

CC said...

What a wonderful Pink Saturday you have chosen. Soon, hopefully..all these pink "houses" will be down. Happy Pink Saturday..

ann said...

HOW WONDERFUL TO KNOW.I KNEW BRAD AND ANGELINA WERE WORKING DOWN THERE,BUT THATS ALL I KNEW.HOW CLEVER OF YOU TO ENLIGHTEN US AND IT'S PINK...............ANN

Alex said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane. And I so enjoyed this post. I learned something new. It's cool what Brad Pitt is doing for those folks!

Take care!

Alex said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane. And I so enjoyed this post. I learned something new. It's cool what Brad Pitt is doing for those folks!

Take care!

Fifi Flowers said...

Makes me feel like singing... Little Pink Houses for me and you... ahhh... Happy PINK Saturday! ENJOY! Fifi

The Muse said...

Now that is PINK!
And for an excellent cause... :)
Cool Post!

Kim@ForeverWherever.com said...

I had never heard of this until now! What a unique idea! That was a great choice for Pink Saturday! Thanks for the information. Our area was hit by Hurricane Charley and there are still so many houses not rebuilt! It takes years!
Have a great new year!

Angel said...

That is very cool! I had heard about this on the Today show, but never saw all the pink tents. It is good to know that some people with money have their hearts in the right place.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Oh, how heartwarming! Thanks for sharing this. And I too think they are giving of themselves in such a wonderful fashion. Happy New Year!
Brenda

Victoria @ Auction Girl Vintage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I visited your flickr photos of N.O. and love the pictures taken while the streets were wet ... thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Year!

Victoria :o)