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Bullock’s Big Easy connection

It’s a city synonymous with rebuilding — so New Orleans seems like the perfect place for Sandra Bullock to raise son Louis

It’s a city synonymous with rebuilding — so New Orleans seems like the perfect place for Sandra Bullock to raise son Louis, people.com reports.

“New Orleans is his city, and he is going to know it inside and out,” Bullock says in the exclusive cover story with the magazine, on newsstands now. “Without the spirit of the people who live there and take care of the city and honor its traditions, its love for music, its love for life, take those people out and you don’t have why I love New Orleans so much.”

Even before deciding to “find our child in New Orleans,” Bullock was establishing significant ties to and a love for the Big Easy.

After Hurricane Katrina, Bullock became a major supporter of Warren Easton Charter High School, the first public high school for boys in Louisiana. The historical school sustained $4 million US in damages, and the actress, who tells People she “felt such a profound need to do something for them,” has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for renovations, new band uniforms and a new health clinic.

“She acts as if all 800-plus of these children are her own,” Warren Easton’s principal Alexina Medley tells People.

In September Bullock put down more permanent roots, purchasing a home in the Garden District of New Orleans. The mansion is reportedly near property owned by Treme star John Goodman and a home previously owned by writer Anne Rice, according to the Times-Picayune.

 
 
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