Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s charity, The Jolie-Pitt Foundation, is donating $1 million to emergency first responders helping victims of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation will make its donation to Doctors Without Borders/MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ©res, to help out with relief work on the damage-stricken island.
The Hollywood couple says they are “devastated” by the travesty that has destroyed the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.
“We are devastated by the news from Haiti,” the saddened celebs said in a statement to The Agence France-Presse this evening. “We will work closely with our good friend Wyclef Jean to support the humanitarian efforts on the island and help those who have been injured and left without homes and shelter.”
Brad and Angie previously travelled to Haiti to support Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation.
“It is incredibly horrible to see a catastrophe of this size hit a people who have been suffering from extreme poverty, violence and unrest for so many decades,” Angelina said in an individual effort issued Wednesday.
“We understand the first response is critical to serve the immediate needs of countless people who are now displaced from their homes, are suffering trauma, and most require urgent care,” Brad added.