March 06, 2007 06:22:03 GMT
John Travolta donated $15,000 to victims of a tornado in Florida at the premiere of his new biker film "Wild Hogs" on Friday night March 2nd.
The man knows how to be the one in the right time and place. John Travolta made use the premiere of his new film "Wild Hogs" Friday night March 2nd to present a $15,000 donation to central Florida tornado victims.
Travolta presented a personal check for $15,000 to Lady Lake Mayor Max Pullen before a screening of the film that raised an additional $15,000 in donations. "These things happen in Florida and when they happen we all have to do something to help," the movie star said.
"I just felt the time was right. We're promoting a movie. I think the best movie openings and promotions are when you can do it for charity and help people. I live here. These are my people," he added. As an appreciation of what he's done, Travolta was then presented with a key to the city.
A string of tornadoes killed 21 people, many from Lady Lake, and destroyed hundreds of home as they skipped across central Florida on Feb. 2. Travolta, indeed, has lived in Ocala for about four years. As for the movie, "Wild Hogs" was the weekend box office champ with a $38 million take, according to studio estimates Sunday March 4th.