Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

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Talk about a hometown hero.

Brad Pitt and his leading lady Angelina Jolie have come to the aid of folks in The Tree of Life star's native state of Missouri…

The power couple donated a whopping $500,000 to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help efforts to rebuild tornado-destroyed Joplin.  

"With the devastating loss of 30 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 Pitt said in a story posted on the foundation's website.

Jolie added, "Last year 42 million people worldwide were displaced by natural disasters. So often these disasters seem far away, but now the need is for thousands of people displaced right here at home. Our hearts go out to the families in Joplin who have lost so much."

The tornado ripped through Joplin on May 22, destroying more than 8,000 homes. Today, the death toll is 151, making it the seventh deadliest tornado in U.S. history.

Good job, Brad and Angie!

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