The cast and crew of CBS’s The Good Wife
did more than usual to celebrate their 100th episode. In an act of kindness, the crew teamed up
with St. Bernard Project to help build homes.
In honor of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the team went to rebuild damaged homes in the Rockaways, an area in Queens, New York. There to support the cause were Juliana Margulies, Josh Charles, Chris Noth, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Zach Grenier, and creators of the show Robert King and Michelle King.
Director of St. Bernard’s East Coast Operations, Reese May said “We reached out to see if [The Good Wife cast and crew] wanted to get involved. Especially since the cast and crew did so much in the days right after Hurricane Sandy. There was a natural synergy.”
As an added act of kindness, The Good Wife cast and crew presented a check to St. Bernard worth $77,185. The check was presented in front of the home of Margaret McNaulty, whose childhood home was damaged by the hurricane only two months after she had moved back into it.
“I’m so overwhelmed,” McNaulty commented. “All of these wonderful volunteers within two hours, they have walls up. I haven’t had walls up for a year!”
In response to the event, actress Juliana Margulies said, “I think the New York community is a spectacular community in that it’s very tight-knit.”
“Zach [Grenier] is really a first-class carpenter,” she joked. “He’s in there putting all of us to shame.”
The Good Wife airs on Sundays at 9pm EST on CBS.