Sandra Bullock: "Tragedies Bring Out the Very Best in People"

As part of her efforts to help rebuild New Orleans, the actress opens a health clinic in the city she now calls home

Five years after Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, Sandra Bullock -- who now calls the city home -- opened a $700,000 health clinic at a local high school.

"We're here to celebrate an anniversary and though that might be hard for some, I choose to emphasize the word 'celebrate,'" she told the crowd  in the auditorium of Warren Easton Charter High School. "Sometimes tragedies bring out the very best in people and it's one of the reasons why we stand in this school of excellence today."

And Bullock's tireless efforts to help rebuild the city that her son Louis was born in have not gone unnoticed.

Alexina Medley, Easton's principal, told the Associated Press that without the 46-year-old actress "we would not have returned as soon as we did. She's come to our rescue several times and in a pinch, she's definitely helped us out."

Bullock is set to talk more about the cause she's dedicated to, as she opens up to Matt Lauer on Tuesday's Today show, in her first televised interview since divorcing Jesse James.

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