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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Donate $500,000 to Tornado Relief

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Contribute Half a Million to Missouri Tornado Relief

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $500,000 to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help with cleanup following last month's tornadoes in Missouri. Brad, a native of the state who spent time in the city of Joplin as a child, was touched deeply by the natural disaster there and was moved to help. In a statement, Brad said:

"With the devastating loss of thirty percent of the city, the Joplin community faces great challenges ahead. Having spent much of my childhood there, I know these people to be hardworking, humble and especially resilient. The locally based Community Foundation of the Ozarks will be working shoulder to shoulder with these Joplin residents for the long haul as they rebuild their lives. We, too, hope to further help with these rebuilding efforts."

Angelina weighed in too, saying, "Last year 42 million people worldwide were displaced by natural disasters. So often these disasters seem far away, but now the need is for thousands of people displaced right here at home. Our hearts go out to the families in Joplin who have lost so much." Both Brad and Angelina are known for their impressive giving, having donated $150,000 to the SOS Children's Villages last November and a reported $2 million to the Namibia's Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary earlier this year.

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avenue5 avenue5 6 years
They are such a generous couple! I'm happy to see them together, it must be so very difficult to continue to do great things and yet bring balance into their household at the same time. I wish them both nothing but joy and happiness always!
amandahugginkiss amandahugginkiss 6 years
i love when people scream, "what have YOU done" as if we are all materialistic or shallow and don't do our part to help our communities or travel somewhere to aid those in dire need. i don't need to justify my altruism because i dare criticize these two. people do what they can, with whatever resources they can...
Merlin713 Merlin713 6 years
It does seem like we're not that important to them here, BUT, they did donate something, and any amount helps. Donating time is just as good (in my opinion).
los-angeles-1 los-angeles-1 6 years
shut up people, you've given more? What have YOU done?
qwaszx qwaszx 6 years
and of course they have to announce it so everybody would know how good people they are..
liliblu liliblu 6 years
Good for them.
SandyFeet SandyFeet 6 years
The Community Foundation for the Ozarks, has received over one million dollars in contributions. Their local government and the federal government should help the citizens of the area and help with the clean up efforts, doncha think? That is one of the reasons we pay taxes. It is not the PRIVATE individuals to assist, and if they do, it does not matter what they give. IT IS A DONATION. What have you done. STFU
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
Thats great. But, it doesn't really seem like much considering they are two of the highest paid actors in the business, and spend millions on art and other material things.
The-H-in-Hollywood The-H-in-Hollywood 6 years
Good for them!
ChicagoDiva ChicagoDiva 6 years
So apparently his home state and the people in it are not nearly as important as a wildlife sanctuary, which got 4 times as much. Hmmm... strange priorities.
babaloo babaloo 6 years
That's a fancy pole Pitt is leaning against.
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