How Orlando Bloom Raised Ebola Awareness In Liberia
Orlando Bloom returned to the U.S. after visiting the Ebola-stricken country of Liberia.
The actor is a long-time Unicef Goodwill Ambassador and was in Liberia to help raise awareness of the ongoing Ebola outbreak that started a year ago in West Africa. He discussed the deadly virus with youth and local religious leaders and practiced the elbow-to-elbow "Ebola handshake."
Bloom helped medical personnel administer polio vaccines to children and took part in a youth theatre program while he was there.
He also sat down with a single mother of five children who was able to enroll her children in school and hopes to have a home of their own soon, thanks to a Unicef cash transfer program that targets the poorest families.
Bloom plays heroic characters on screen, and turns out, he's a hero in real life, too.