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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Donate $500,000 to Joplin Recovery

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Donate $500,000 to Joplin Recovery

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are lending a helping hand to Joplin, Mo., residents recently affected by the devastating tornadoes.

On Friday (June 10), the couple donated $500,000 to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help support mid- and long-term rebuilding efforts in the area.

“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,” Brad, who grew up in nearby Springfield, said.

“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,” he added, while Angelina said, “Our hearts go out to the families in Joplin who have lost so much.”

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  • JPF

    GREAT ROLE MODELS

  • sav

    I love you Brad and Angie!!!

  • JPF

    AND VERY GENEROUS

  • Jaliah

    Hello, to all on this thread!

  • Celia

    That’s excellent.

  • Chris 123

    god, awesome people!

  • Mlef

    This is why I like and admire them.

    Not just dumb celebrities, real artists, passionnate by many cause, others countries, architecture, etc…

    And they give so much money to many countries. And I’m not even american.

    Learn from them, open your mind instead of listening to sh.tty music, and looking at empty models.

    This is whith that kind of person that people become more intelligent, and less racists.

  • alana

    good for them!

  • Lauren

    She has been looking extra stunning lately.

  • eyda

    gotta love them;) amazingly nice people;)

  • anustin

    heart of gold!!!bless you,brad and anjie.

  • karda

    That is very nice of them! it will help many families.

  • Lara

    Bravo to them for always helping out. They never forgot those in need, love them.

  • http://@lindsaycavalier Lindsay

    I think this is bullshit. They gives MILLIONS to Africa, but only $500k to Americans? BULLSHIT!

  • tami

    Good for them. I am sure their donation will help a lot of people. :)

  • Juney

    Class Act. This is what you should do when you have so much.

  • SnOOKIE

    500′ is not a lot

  • MangerBouger

    Why do they feel the need to tell everyone they are donating … my mum does, but she doesn’t even say a word about it ! Talk about good communication.

  • Yoco

    As I mentioned on the last thread It would be great if the fans would link this story on other sites that seem to focus on the tabloid lies. This is the main reason I’m a fan of Brad and Angie they donate their money and focuse attention on issues and causes that are no longer in the limelight or on the front pages. I didn’t realize that 30% of Joplin was lost in . I knew about the hospital and the high school but i thought it was a smaller area devasted by the tornadoes.I read with this donation the Fund is @$ 1 Million now

  • getalife

    # 14 Lindsay: Shit youself and shame on you . You moron . Maybe you sould scream at those who wannabe to give instead of wasting hollywood.
    Get a life you moron!

  • tax write off

    ,or they could give it to the govt.

  • Yoco

    @MangerBouger: Well thank you mom for donating. I’m sure her telling you she donated, rather than keeping the info to herself, inspired you to help. Likewise this donation will inspire others every dollar helps.

  • Martha

    It would be a million if it was an overseas tragedy.

  • luvangie4ever

    That’s so awesome of them. This couple is the best, so compassionate and generous!

  • Mary

    Is it true that Brandon Jenner is selling his website on Go Daddy Auctions?

  • StinkyMyPinkyJenA.

    Jen the Hag wrote this but i it makes so much sense I decided they deserve to read it again before they say anything about Brad again.
    +++++++
    Brad handsome face IS NOT THAT noticeable when he’s with Angelina Jolie because of the fact that ANGELINA JOLIE is REALLY , REALLY BEAUTIFUL in fact people who see her up close and personal were all mesmerized with her beautiful face so of course when Angie is not aroud he is handsome again !!
    When MANISTON fans said that Brad was the most beautiful when he was married to MANISTON .. simple explanation.. MANISTON”S UGLY FACE enhances BRAD”S HANDSOME FACE that’s a FACT… i hope the HAGISTONS got it now.. and stop posting that brad is the most beautiful when he was married to ticky because it’s an INSULT TO THEIR FUGLY IDOL and not a plus factor BWAHAHHAHAHHA !!
    +++++++
    I LOV THE WAY U THINK JEN THE HAG. ; )

  • Yoco

    @Martha: That may be true but the tragedy occured in the richest country in the world . Unlike in Haiti the poorest country in this hemisphere . We generous Amercans can make up the difference to help our fellow Amercans.

  • someone

    good for them, a worthy cause!

  • Some Bunny

    Great and inspiring News JJ.

    This is why I just love Brad and Angelina Jolie so much. They are both so giving and ready to step in when and if needed during any crisis in this country or any where in the world.

    I read years ago that Angelina saves 1/3, spends 1/3 and gives 1/3 of her salary to charity. I’ve always felt this great admiration for her, but It was after reading that, I think I fell deeper in love with what an incredible spirit Angelina Jolie is. Can I also say that since Angelina has been the love of his life, Brad Pitt has been doing incredible things as well for charity and has grown into such an incredible human being, not just a hot movie star, but a truly compassionate person. I am sure that being a father has made him more aware of the world around us, but I cant help but think that it has been Angelina Jolie’s influence on him too.

    Many blessings to the JP’s and to their family and friends.

  • Bradley

    when I drop a few bucks in a pan handler’s cup I yell,
    ” Everybody! I just gave, See See ”
    good PR is priceless

  • http://ja slig o lambert^________^ cute

    angei and brad great jop!! Woow Angelina looks so beautiful

  • Dawn

    That’s great.

  • MARIA FROM TEXAS

    HIP-HIP-HOORAY—ARRIBA LOS JOLIE PITT AND THEIR CUTIE PIES. PEOPLE OF HW, LEARN FROM THESE 2 MAGNIFICENT PEOPLE. . EACH MOVIE STAR SHOULD TAKE A PAGE FROM BRAD AND ANGIE’S BOOK OF LIFE. THIS IS SO AMAZING. I WAS NOT EXPECTING LESS FROM THEM, SPECIALLY SINCE BRAD WAS RAISED CLOSE TO JOPLIN.

    WAY TO GO BRAD AND ANGIE===QUE DIOS LOS BENDIGA–MAY GOD BLESS YOU, AND KEEP YOU AND THE MAGNIFICENT 6 IN HIS PRAYERS.

  • victoria

    What about us in Alabama? we lost over 200 ppl & pretty much the ENTIRE city of Tuscaloosa is gone!! Why not give money to both, everyone has forgotten about us and we are suffering we NEED HELP!!!

  • http://website PJ

    Instead of having a go at two wonderful people why don’t you put YOUR money were your mouth is?

  • Some Bunny

    For anyone who comes here and has something bad to say about a donation, let me ask you something?

    Where the F*<k is your financial contribution???

    I am not filthy rich, but I manage to do drives for food and hygiene kits for these areas, not just the Joplin area, but we also helped with the Alabama region and Japan and Haiti. Who do you think inspires me and my family to try to give back to the world? Angelina Jolie that is who. SO STFU and put your money where your mouth is.

    The JP foundation is doing multiple things for multiple areas of the WORLD!

  • HELLO!

    @MangerBouger: They’re probably trying to encourage others to do the same, think before you type dumba**. They have influence, their using it to help others.

  • victoria

    PJ I have put my money where my mouth is! I live in Tuscaloosa and have lost my job and house due to the tornado and lost over 10 freinds so SHUT THE HELL UP about what you don’t know!

  • Dawn

    @StinkyMyPinkyJenA.:

    That is so pathetic. Here Brad and Jennifer have done something extremely awesome and you are taking the thread and making it all about Jennifer. You Jen hating trolls never change and are totally pressed.

  • HELLO!

    @SnOOKIE: What did you give, 50 doll hairs?

  • Dawn

    @Dawn:

    Opps. That should be Brad and Angelina.

  • victoria

    Dear PJ
    I have put my money where my mouth is I have volunteered everday since, I lost my job and house due to the tornado’s I live in Tuscaloosa and I have lost 11 friends!!! SO SHUT THE HELL UP ABOUT THING YOU DON’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT!! I’m not saying they should not have given money to them but PLEASE don’t forget us either which is what has happened!

  • Some Bunny

    @victoria: Brad has roots in Joplin. I know many people are in the Alabama area doing their best to try to help rebuild, unfortunately there will always be a need for more assistance, and Brad and Angelina Jolie are only 2 people with 4 hands.

  • http://website PJ

    @victoria

    Sorry I was not having a go at you I am sorry for your loss and I hope you get a lot of help.
    The trouble is I am fed up with the haters who come here day after day having a go at two people who are trying to make a differance..

  • Some Bunny

    Victoria, my brother is in Tusculoosa right now, doing missionary work in the smoldering heat as a roofing contractor, and he came from TN without pay, so i do know what I am talking about.

  • bdj

    BP and AJ are an inspiring couple, always willing to lend a helping hand and donation. Whether in New Orleans, Missouri or throughout the world, their foundations and individual contributions are greatly needed and appreciated. It takes a rare bird(hen), to always find fault. Keep on doing good Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Best wishes to the people affected by the tornadoes and other disasters throughout the world.

  • Connie in Des Moines

    I guess they don’t like the people of Alabama.

  • O

    Angelina , you have a heart made of GOLD. Who is that brad person? Love ya Angie? F off Brangie fans!

  • a Lurker

    Brad and Angelina are a great couple.

  • bizzy bee

    JP you’re simply the best, once again giving with your heart.

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