Fires in Australia shocked the world back in September, but reached a considerable resonance on social media very recently, in early 2020. While the internet resources were filled with numerous tweets, photos, and videos from the burning forests of the Land Down Under, thousands of people, including celebrities, did not meddle and transferred millions of dollars without hesitation, to help all those in need and fight the blaze.
Not that it matters, but let’s see how much the celebs have donated, and break open our own e-wallets! We’re all stuck on this blue ball called Earth, so let’s not be strangers, strangers.
1. Chris Hemsworth
One of the first celebrities to respond to the tragedy was the famous Hollywood actor from Australia – Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in the Marvel movies. Chris and his family donated $ 1 million to this cause, which is insanely generous.
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Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated. In my bio I’ve added links to support the fire fighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time. Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya.
2. Celeste Barber
The famous Australian blogger and actress Celeste Barber also joined the charity initiative. The star herself created a fundraiser for the victims in Australia. Celeste set a goal to raise $ 40 million, and in only five days, the necessary amount was transferred to the authorities associated with fighting fires in Australia.
American pop-singer P!nk has always stood on the side of fighting for the environment and animal rights. This time she was also very eager to help and donated $500,000 to help Australian firefighters.
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I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz ❤️
4. Kylie Jenner
According to the People magazine, the youngest billionaire in the world, Kylie Jenner, has also made a $ 1 million donation. The socialite transferred this amount to various organizations in Australia after an adverse reaction from her fans. According to the sources, Kylie published an Insta story about the increasing number of injured animals in southern Australia, and immediately after that, a photo of her Louis Vuitton mink shoes. Like, come on!
5. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Another Aussie movie star, Nicole Kidman, also joined in and donated a large sum for the aftermath of the fires in her homeland. Those $ 500,000 will definitely be put to good use.
American thrash metal band Metallica joined the charity initiative, too, and transferred $ 500,000 to the firefighting squads in rural areas of the states of New South Wales and Victoria, which got hit pretty hard.
Now it’s your turn. Even if it’s just a single dollar, it’s more than enough. Just imagine a billion people donating 1 dollar each… Those natural disasters don’t stand a chance when people unite their efforts! Go forth and donate!