Sandra won the first ever People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian for her work at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, and revealed the special reason why she loves the city so much! Watch her touching speech here.
Sandra Bullock has proved she’s not only an amazing actress — she’s a selfless humanitarian as well. On Jan. 9, she was awarded the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian and delivered a touching and heart-felt speech that brought the crowd to their feet.
Sandra’s Adopted New Orleans High School
In 2005, The Blind Side actress adopted adopted New Orleans’ Warren Easton Charter High School, which was hit with $4 million worth of damage during the devastating Hurricane Katrina.
Even though Sandra was extremely modest and said all she does is write the check and serve as the school’s “cheerleader” — she thanked the school’s faculty, staff and the community for all the actual hard work — she did boast the school’s 100 percent graduation rate, the strict principal and that the students know they are loved and cared for.
Louis Bullock: The Biggest Reason Sandra Loves New Orleans
In her acceptance speech, she also revealed the major reason she loves The Big Easy — her baby boy Louis, who was born in the city and whom she adopted in 2010.
“Thank you for allowing me to tell all of you and anyone who will listen the second biggest reason I love New Orleans so much,” Sandra said about Warren Easton High School. “The first biggest reason is a little sick boy at home who is my little man who makes me try harder every day,” Sandra said through tears.
How sweet! We love Louis too — and congrats to Sandra for winning the impressive award!
Sandra’s People Choice Humanitarian Award Speech — Watch
— Christina Stiehl
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