Supporting Causes Close To Home
While Jolie does spend a significant amount of time traveling around the world to help those in impoverished nations, she’s also dedicated to supporting causes closer to home. Back in 2011, a tornado ripped through Missouri. The tornado led to 161 deaths, more than 1,300 injuries, and nearly $3 billion worth of damages. The horrific disaster immediately caught the attention of Jolie, who donated $500,000 from the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation to help rebuild the city. The star has never shied away from donating significant funds to help rebuild after disasters. In 2010, Haiti experienced an unprecedented earthquake that left over 1.5 million people homeless. Jolie donated $1 million to disaster relief and victim aid efforts for Haiti.