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Pitt-Jolie Foundation donates $500K to Joplin

June 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $500,000 to rebuilding efforts in Joplin, Mo. following last month's deadly tornado.

The money comes from the couple's Jolie-Pitt Foundation and is going to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The foundation announced the gift Friday in a news release.

Pitt is from Missouri and said he spent much of his childhood in Joplin.

On May 22, a tornado ripped through Joplin, leaving 151 people dead and destroying more than 8,000 homes and 400 businesses.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.