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Brangelina Helps Joplin

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Brangelina Joplin Donation Massive

So wonderful!

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie really are two caring individuals, if it isn't adopting children in need, it's donating money to causes — and they've just made a massive one to help out those affected by the tornadoes in Joplin.

Brad actually grew up around there, in Springfield, and had this to say about the staggering $500,000 donation they made towards long-term rebuilding efforts:

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

Seriously, this is incredible of them. They didn't have to donate anything at all, let alone the amount they did. It's so great to see them making an effort to better this world, for sure!

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50 comments to “Brangelina Helps Joplin”

  1. mw says – reply to this


    I love what they do. They are good people. We should all donate to those in need whether it's money or if you don't have that donate your time.

  2. 2

    Im from that area as well and recently seen the damage the storm did. Although, im happy he made a donation but with the money he and angie both have you would think he would give just a little bit more than that considering it is so close to his hometown.

  3. 3

    this is sooo wonderful. im from stl and our governor had to cut some 50 million dollars or something ridiculous from the education budget for our state to help the joplin disaster. it's so awful that there are no longer school buses that are transporting kids to and from school in missouri. this certaintly will help (we expected it, because they are such caring people and brad is form here) with the education of millions of kids as well as rebuilding joplin! thanks a million!

  4. bwire says – reply to this


    Very nice. But were are the other clebs??? They hold telethones for other countries but seem to forget about the people in thier own backyard! There have been some devastating storms that hit the USA in the past two months and these people need help. The large telco that I work for matched our donations..

  5. 5

    The tornado's were man made,watch the Hurricanes the Elite will whip up with the HARRP weather weapon this year.

  6. 6

    Glad to hear the cheater and the homewrecker are helping out.

  7. 7

    Not really…it is called a tax write off people.

    Rich people have to have a certain amount of charities, etc.. to write off on their taxes.they are just making it public to get the attention.

    pretty shameful if you ask me…why tell everyone if you are helping someone unless you want the publicity.

  8. 8

    Re: mw – they have 3 bastard children because they refuse to get married.

    no marriage is not a piece of paper…it is a commitment before your family and friends and God that you are going to stay together through thick and thin…kinda what Brad had with Jennifer before he bailed.

    they are not good people just people who are good looking….big difference.

  9. 9

    Re: bwire – they already have their tax write offs for the year.

  10. 10

    Ok iloverickymartin….where is Maniston's money? Did you ever hear of her giving to causes??? Angie is giving THIRTY THREE PERCENT of all she makes into the Jolie-Pitt foundation. That is a true giver. Maybe it took Angie to get Brad to give what he has given…at least her money is not spent on clothes and such. I admire Angie and Brad and their giving hearts. Good for them and good for man kind…..

  11. 11

    I too like what Brad and Angie do to help out.. and will always watch their movies. Yes they make millions of dollars and have lots more than most .. yes! An even 1,000,000 would had been better, since they can get it deducted next tax season. As for the the Celebs getting together for a relief marathon? I wondered the same thing, they do it for other places but NOT our own! WTF

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: bwire – Perhaps these two stepping up will prod a few other uber wealthy celebs to help. Charity begins at home. Brad & Ange setting a high profile example might start the ball rolling. Joplin is in a sorry condition.

  13. 13

    And let's face it Mario, it is a tax write off for them and more importantly, advertisement, as usual, because on all these internet and supermarket RAGS, the majority of readers JUST SUCK THAT TYPE OF STUFF UP. $500k is a alot of money for us, nothing really for them. And Brangelina gets more press then anyone else with donations, then only one close is Oprah.

  14. mw says – reply to this


    Re: Team Kim Richards – and what have YOU done for Joplin other then bitch about people who donated 500,000 to those in need?

  15. 15

    She's starting to get a really saggy face, no ?

  16. 16

    This is just the beginning of their giving. Joplin, MO is still in a state of cleanup. When the time is right I am positive Brad & Angelina will be helping to rebuild houses with his "Make it Right" foundation. Give Joplin time to recover. He is a MO boy that will do right by his state.

  17. 17

    Why do they have to advertise all their "good will"?

  18. 18

    Living so closely, i have donated clothes and other items plus I gave blood for the first time to help the ppl of joplin who needed it!!! I also work at a daycare and we were taking kids so their parents could go help. My family has also helped!!! If i had the money that all these celebs have i would be donating alot more than 500,000!!! They want to help other countries but cant help their neighbors!!!! God Bless Joplin and the USA!!!

  19. 19

    Indeed, nice….The amount of money (millions upon millions) these celebs make, one would think they would do this more….I do not get it….But, good for them for not being self-absorbed and sitting on their golden thrones…people are people.

  20. 20

    Good on them.

  21. 21

    Re: ShoeWhore – picking on her looks? Brad is saggy too….look at those bags under his eyes? Why do you think he wears glasses now? Vanity…

  22. 22

    Tree Of Life

  23. 23

    well, it's a good thing to do (tax write off or not).

  24. 24

    Joplin is in desperate need for help…….. wherever it comes from it is appreciated.

  25. 25

    Re: bwire – It's also Sprint Cup Driver Jamie McMurray's hometown. He's been over there doing a lot.

  26. 26

    Re: @v@ – Thank you V. I happen to live not far from Joplin! And let me tell you I have been there and seen the damage. I also have friends there I was checking on. Great for them to do this every penny is appreciated. Brad lives about an hour away in Springfield. Have a wonderful evening.

  27. 27

    It should come as no surprise that Hollywood would ignore this community seeing it is as middle America as it comes. This area of the country is conservative in its values and that's something liberal Hollywood cannot get behind. Make no mistake that Hollywood has not taken note of the suffering of the citizens of this torn up area and has turned its collective liberal back on the troubled times in Joplan. Good for these two for seperating themselves from the pack and giving back to their neighbors without being asked. Hollywood needs to follow the example of them and find it in their cold hearts to raise money for Joplin instead of remaining silent like they done so thus far.

  28. 28

    Wow….listen to some of you bitching and complaining about two people who are donating their money to fellow Americans after a disaster! All some of you can say is 'why don't they give more?' or 'They are getting a tax write off' or even bringing up their eons old story of how they hooked up. WHO CARES? The good people of Joplin are receiving $500k in well needed assistance, which is a heck of a lot more than most of us could ever raise for these disaster areas. Can't you drop your negativity and bitterness for one minute and focus on who they are trying to help? I truly wish some of you would spend as much time and energy helping those in need as you do dissing and bashing Branglina.
    *Steps off her soap box*

  29. 29

    Very nice gesture toward those affected.

  30. 30

    Uh, no offense Perez, but you really need to start doing your fact checks. Joplin is NO WHERE NEAR Springfield. They're almost two hours apart. Jesus.

  31. 31

    this is only one town wait till its all the towns then what

    thats nice of brad and ange i see the beards back ick

  32. 32

    why would u rebuild in the same place dont u get natures message they dont want them there

  33. 33

    More patronizing fake publicity moves by Whorealina and ArmPitt

  34. 34

    Funny considering Whorealina thinks Brad's hometown Springfield nearby is a cesspool and refuses to visit Missouri because it's not cultured or cool enough for her. Springfield is actually a very nice/decent college town! Skank!

  35. 35

    she's beautiful. Why must we focus that she's starting to get wrinkles (which i call trophies because they're smile lines). She and Brad did a wonderful thing. End of story.

  36. Fatsy says – reply to this


    Re: Team Kim Richards – OMG, thank God I finally found someone who's not infatuated by these famewhores. Why would they do their charity in public? Shouldn't they do it in secret so that they'd be rewarded by God in Public? I tell u it's both the tax write off and publicity. The B**** is trying to improve her homewrecking, 2 face, back-stabbing person that she is, and apparently not only the US but also the whole world is falling for her thick, spidery and sticky web. But no, not us=). TEAM JEN ANISTON FOREVER.

  37. 37

    Re: babatha – well it's half a million more than a lot of celebrities are given…they give a hell of a lot to charity, giving half a million rather than a million allows them to help more causes rather than donating all the money set aside for charity to one thing.

  38. 38

    whlie I am all about donating to charity, $500 000 for them is like $20.00 for the average joe. No one needs to live on 100s of millions of dollars… if Angelina was really "Santa Angelina" she would live off the clothes on her back. Just sayin'

  39. Fatsy says – reply to this


    Re: Team Kim Richards – Amen, to that.

  40. 40

    Nice they donated 500 k, however, I still think it is partially for publicity. They could have easily donated ANONYMOUSLY. They just want their name out there as do-gooders.

  41. 41

    babatha??? the reason you think its more than a lot of other celebs give, is because most of the other celebs don't announce it every single time..I agree its a worthy cause and good form them, but do we need to know every step they take, and besides, it came from the Jolie Pitt foundation, so its a write off!

  42. 42

    She stole someone else's husband and he stole his wife's love and happiness. All that they give or donate will not compensate for that. I am NOT impressed!

  43. mw says – reply to this


    Re: staceFace83 – EXACTLY!!!

  44. 44

    Sarah Palin went to Joplin with Franklin Graham and distributed evangelical religious crap. She forfeited her usual fee.

  45. 45

    Re: Team Kim Richards – People can be so nice and kind but people like yourself choose to be so vile and disgusting.Even if these two were to sacrifice their lives and donate their organs and every dime they have,HATEFUL FOOLS LIKE YOURSELF WILL STILL HAVE BILE TO SPILL AND S#!T TO SAY! It's pathetic.

  46. 46

    Doesn't she have a new children's movie in theatres to promote?

  47. 47

    not saying I don't find it disgusting they have to fling their "good deeds" into the public's face just to sweep the fact that they're both amoral cheaters under the rug, but kudos for them for donating money. however, I think if they volunteered their time and raw goods (food, clothes, etc.), it would be more meaningful. but you know satan ange prefers to fling money at the problem; she would never mingle with the peasants. I'm actually surprised and disappointed in pitt; that's his hometown

  48. @v@ says – reply to this


    Joplin could use some high profile charitable drum-banging. I love that they've done it, and in this case it's important that folks hear about it to keep the awareness of the need front and centre. Help Joplin.

  49. cika says – reply to this


    Re: stopkat – LOL!!

  50. Cohzy says – reply to this


    anyone notice she recycled the silk black shirt from the kung fu panda premiere. shes wearing it in both articles.