Alec Baldwin puts his money where his mouth is

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No this is the power of the press: Iraq War critic Alec Baldwin was so moved by a story in the New York Times about an 18-year-old Army soldier shipping off for Iraq, he offered to help her pay for college when she gets back in three years. Pvt. Resha Kane wants to be a biochemist, but she must first serve her country as a chemical ops specialist, so Baldwin personally tracked down Resha’s mom, Patricia, at her job in a Phoenix-area discount store, the AP reports.

“I said, ‘No way. You’re lying.’ I was just blown away,” Patricia Kane said. “I am totally shocked and awed this has happened.” Pvt. Kane was pretty amazed, too. “It’s very generous,” she said from Fort Hood in Texas, where she is undergoing further training before her unit is deployed to Iraq in September. “Actors have all this money, and it’s a good thing to see them do something other than for themselves and show some character and use their money wisely.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:09am]

    

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