Charlie Sheen comes through with tornado relief
Sheen comes through with tornado relief
Charlie Sheen is back in the news, but let’s not encourage him.
The actor has quietly donated $25,000 to tornado relief in Alabama. He made the pledge to do so back in April during his manic, “rock star from Mars” phase, but many assumed he had forgotten about it by now.
But the head of Tuscaloosa’s tourism agency, Don Staley, said a Sheen representative recently turned over the dough. It was partly raised from a website that Sheen had set up after tornadoes killed about 250 people in Alabama last spring.
But the website generated only $10,000 in donations. Sheen wrote a check for about $15,000 to make up the difference.
“He said he wanted to raise $25,000, and he made good on that,” said Bob Maron, one of Sheen's managers. So there.
Sheen visited Tuscaloosa after the April 27 twisters, at the height of the self-created media circus that followed his firing from “Two and a Half Men.” He talked about staging a relief show and a celebrity ball game to raise $25,000, but he said a lot of things then, such as “tiger blood” and “winning.”
Months passed, seasons changed and catch phrases cooled. Sheen’s plans didn’t materialize, leading some to wonder if he even remembered making them. But the actor donated the money without any public announcement around Dec. 1, said Donny Jones of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce. He really must be sober.
Staley, who accompanied Sheen during his daylong visit to Alabama, said the actor just wanted to help.
“The man delivered,” Staley said. “He's a man of his word.”
Or a warlock.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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