Mel Gibson may be a mensch after all, as he’s been quietly helping survivors of the Holocaust!
The ‘Payback’ star has been paying back through a charity called ‘Survivor Mitzvah Project’ — who’s mission is to assist Holocaust survivors with much needed food, heat, medicine and shelter.
“The goal of the Survivor Mitzvah Project is to make sure that no Holocaust survivor who has endured the darkest days of human history will ever be hungry again or suffer or be forgotten or neglected,” said founder Zane Buzby, who reached out to the actor to gauge his interest.
While the Academy-Award winner will forever be remembered for his drunken, anti-semitic rant, his assistance with the Organization has been very hands on.
“He has been an avid supporter of this organization for a few years now and doesn’t just write a check,” said a source. “He has been to the office and personally learned about the mission and the people helped on an ongoing basis. He’s also helped raise additional funds by getting others involved.”
2017 is shaping up to be a comeback year for Gibson — his latest movie ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ received an Oscar nomination, and he has been out and about promoting the film. Sources say he is showing remorse over his revolting behavior and is focusing on improving the lives of others while working through his issues.
“The goal of the Survivor Mitzvah Project is to make sure that no Holocaust survivor who has endured the darkest days of human history will ever be hungry again or suffer or be forgotten or neglected,” added Buzby.
“Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, it’s remarkable. He’s done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly … and his actions have helped a lot of people.”