THE AVIATOR star Alec Baldwin is making a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, to help with the relief efforts in the hurricane ravaged city.

The Hollywood actor fell in love with New Orleans after filming his 1995 TV movie A Streetcar Named Desire there, and he's vowed to help rebuild the city, which has been battered by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

He says, "We were there for four and a half months... and we cried when we left. It was the most wonderful place.

"So I'm gonna go do this relief work for Habitat for Humanity in November. I spoke to the people from special projects... I'm gonna go to do cleanup relief work."