Actor-director Mel Gibson, who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.
Zane Buzby, the founder of the Survivor Mitzvah Project, recently told Extra that her charity helps "bring emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who are in desperate need of food, medicine, heat and shelter and we always bring them friendship and hope", reported People magazine.
"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.
As for the director's contribution, Buzby said, "Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, it's remarkable. 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.
"He's educated himself. He's done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly and his actions have helped a lot of people.