Posted on August 29, 2010 at 2:12 PM
Sunday, Aug 29 at 6:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- On the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock returned to New Orleans’ Warren Easton High School, the school she adopted after the storm, to help open a health clinic there.
The free, full-service medical and dental clinic is scheduled to open in the fall. It is yet another way Bullock has left her mark at Warren Easton Charter High School. She's previously donated money to help restore Easton, which is the city's oldest public
high school. It was flooded during the levee failures following the storm.
“I have always believed that sometimes a tragedy brings out the very best in people,” Bullock said. “You don’t often hear stories of selfless people - good people doing good things for other people because it’s the right thing to do,” but she said that she hoped the clinic donation was a sign of that.
The Warren Easton clinic is scheduled to open as a full-service medical and dental facility. It is the product of a partnership between Tulane Medical Center, Louisiana School Health Connection and the Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation. Major funding for the $700,000 facility comes from the Kellogg Foundation, Bullock and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.