The moms went to tour the area as well as listen to those devastated by the hurricane still adjusting to life after Katrina. Here's more:
"I don't think you get a real clear perspective unless you come down and see it," Witherspoon said after chatting with students at a "Freedom School" set up by the Children's Defense Fund to help young storm victims.
"The children need attention right now," said Witherspoon, this year's best actress Oscar winner for "Walk the Line."
The visit was part of an effort by the fund to bring attention to the needs of storm victims, particularly traumatized children. The group plans to open more than 20 such schools in communities along the Gulf Coast: 13 for Louisiana and nine for Mississippi.
Now these are two great Hollywood role models. Too bad their cute husbands were not with them. Perhaps they were playing Mr Mom - that or partying at Jazz Fest.
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