Anthony Mackie returned to his hometown of New Orleans to help repair the hurricane-damaged roofs that have yet to be fixed from 2021’s Hurricane Ida.
"It gives me a sense of pride that I'm doing my people a service. I know what people go through in this neighborhood because I was born in this neighborhood, I grew up in this neighborhood," Mackie said in an interview. "It's important to me to bring back the gifts and blessings I received outside the city."
For Mackie, the act of kindness is like second nature, his family owns Mackie One Construction in the city and he grew up working in the roofing business before his acting career kicked off.
Mackie said the resources that GAF is putting toward the roofing project will help people who wouldn't be able to afford to get their home repaired.
"There's so many houses in this neighborhood and city that are still tarped. When you fly into New Orleans, it's become a sea of blue tarps. The hundred and fifty homes that GAF is doing in the 7th ward, that breaks a lot of barriers down for people that won't be able to afford to do that.”
Adding, “The 500 homes that they've committed to doing, that breaks a lot of barriers down for people," he said.
Talk about Captain America in real life!