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Mel Gibson has been working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors

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Mel Gibson has been quietly partnering with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors. 

The Survivor Mitzvah Project provides "direct financial aid to elderly Holocaust Survivors in remote areas of Eastern Europe and Ukraine," according to the charity's website

Zane Buzby, the organization's founder told Extra that the charity is responsible for providing emergency aid to Holocaust survivors who are in need of food, medicine, heat, and shelter. 

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"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," she added. 

Gibson, who made headlines in 2006 after he went on a drunken anti-semitic rant, got involved after the charity approached him. 

 Buzby told Extra that Gibson's actions have helped a lot of people. 


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"I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around, and I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and I think the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake," she told Extra. 

A source told People magazine that Gibson has visited the organization's office and helped raise funds by getting more people involved in the project. 

“Mel has showed some remorse over his past behavior,” a Gibson source told People. “Mel wants to be remembered for his work. He has worked on his issues and has definitely shaped up.”


If you are interested in getting involved with the Survivor Mitzvah Project, click here to visit the organization's website.

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