Sacha Baron Cohen is more than just a funnyman!
On Sunday, it was revealed that Borat star and his wife, Isla Fisher, donated $1 million to the Save the Children charity and the International Rescue Committee in order to aid the Syrian refugees. Color us impressed!
In a recent statement, one non-profit wrote:
“Today Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have made a $1 million donation split equally between Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria. 500,000 Dollars will be used to fund a program vaccinating more than 250,000 children against a potential measles outbreak in Northern Syria. The other half of the donation will be used to help fund the work to support families, with a special concern for women and children, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries who are suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict.”
Wow! That’s actually AH-Mazing!
The executives of the respect organizations had nothing but high praises for the Hollywood item. Well, that’s not shocking at all! LOLz!
Justin Forsyth, the CEO of Save the Children, noted:
“By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today. These are desperate times for Syrian families facing bombs, bullets, and torture in Syria. The couple’s donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children.”
As for IRC president David Miliband, he added:
“Sacha and Isla’s donation is a great expression of humanity, and a challenge to do more for the most vulnerable. I hope it is an example to many others seeking practical ways of making a difference during the Christmas and New Year season.”
Fierce! We can only imagine that being parents to three little ones helped inspire this Tinseltown couple to put their money to good use.
Here’s hoping SBC’s upcoming film The Brothers Grimsby will do well enough in 2016 so that they can make another grand donation next year! HA!
[Image via Brian To/WENN.]