Russell Crowe Donates To Coast Guard After Superstorm Sandy

11/5/2012 8:10am EST

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe has made a donation to the coast guard workers who saved him in a dramatic sea rescue in September as the team now battles to help in the aftermath of Superstorm 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 Sandy since the storm hit the East Coast last month, so Crowe has made a donation to boost their aid efforts.

In a post on, he writes, "In honor 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.

Russell Crowe

Photo Credits: PR Photos , wenn ,

Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!