After a devastating tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri $3 billion in damages were left in the wake with 10% of the areas buildings destroyed and now we have learned that actor Brad Pitt is helping with cleanup and recovery efforts, donating $500,000 of his own fortune to help residents in the area.
Pitt is originally from Springfield, Missouri and was quick to react through the Joli-Pitt foundation, providing his half a million dollar donation to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks a foundation focused on rebuilding the Joplin community.
Pitt told a local reporter in Joplin:
“With the devastating loss of 30% of the city, the Joplin community faces great challenges ahead. Having spent much of my childhood there, I know these people to be hard working, humble and especially resilient.”
Charitable organizations all over the country have been working continuously to help the residents of Joplin and Pitts donation will go a long way in those efforts.