The Australian bushfire crisis is growing and celebrities are stepping up to the plate to help out. This includes Chris Hemsworth, an actor who put up a large sum of money to support the effort. The star of Thor and Avengers donated $1 million to the cause.
Hemsworth, who is from Melbourne, went on Instagram to let people know why he decided to help with the relief effort.
In the video below, he asked others to contribute in any “way, shape or form” that is within their reach. He lets him know that every dollar counts and that their donations go “directly to the firefighters, the people on the front lines, the people who have suffered, communities that have taken a hit and are in desperate need of our support”:
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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.
“Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations,” he wrote. “It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya.”
Hemsworth may have given a considerable donation but he is not the only one. Nicole Kidman, who was also from Sydney went on Instagram on January 4 to talk about her family’s pledge of $500,000. The money was to go to rural fire services:
British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge of ‘Fleabag’ is planning on auctioning off the Ralph & Russo suit she wore to the Golden globes on January 5. The money from the sale will go to help with the fire relief efforts.
Pink is also pledging a $500,000 donation to local fire services. She followed Kidman’s lead and posted the link list on her Instagram.
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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 ❤️
“I am totally devasted watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” she wrote. “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.”
Elton John also pledged $1 million and announced it during a January 7 concert in Sydney. It is unknown if it is Australian or US dollars.
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