Russell Crowe has made a donation to the coast guard workers who saved him in a dramatic sea rescue in September (12) as the team now battles to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The Gladiator star was brought back to shore by members of the Long Island Coast Guard after he became stranded when a kayaking trip off the coast of New York went wrong.
His rescuers have been busy helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy since the storm hit America's East Coast last month (Oct12), so Crowe has made a donation to boost their aid efforts.
In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "In honour of Seth (crew member Seth Pritt) & L.I (Long Island) Coast Guard & friends on Staten Island, donated to NYC Mayors Fund and plant a million trees fund."
Crowe has been in New York filming Darren Aronofsky's new biblical epic Noah, which was forced to shut down production while the storm battered the coastline.