Sandra Bullock donates $1 million to Japan

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Never short on generosity, this week Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock provided a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts, reports CNN.

According to CNN, this is the largest celebrity donation the Red Cross has received since the 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan last week.

“This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan,” the relief organization said.

Bullock is not new to helping others. In addition to giving $1 million to help rebuild Haiti after last year’s earthquake, the star of The Blind Side adopted a baby in New Orleans in 2010.

Pop sensation Lady Gaga is another entertainment figure to support Japan’s earthquake victims. The singer created “We Pray for Japan” wristbands, which reportedly raised $250,000 by Tuesday. All proceeds will go towards those affected by the disaster.