How Celebrities Are Doing Their Part To Help The Australian Bushfire Relief Efforts

With the bushfires raging across Australia, there probably isn’t anyone that isn’t already aware of the devastation the country has faced. And that’s not even the end of the story – even as the fires continue to burn, the efforts and cost to rebuild and recover will be substantial.

Which is why local fire services and other disaster relief organisations need help more than ever, and celebrities are stepping up to the plate!

1. Pink


Starting the ball rolling was singer Pink, who tweeted her support and donation of $500,000 to the local fire services in Australia.

2. Chris Hemsworth


Australian Chris Hemsworth is understandably personally affected by the fires and has donated $1M to relief efforts while also encouraging his fans to contribute whatever they can. “We’re really still in the thick of it here, as is plenty of challenging times ahead still to come. So, what we need is your support and your donations,” he said in an Instagram video. “That money goes directly to the firefighters, the people on the front lines, the people who have suffered, the communities that have taken a hit and are in desperate need for our support.”

3. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

 

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Another celebrity couple with close ties to Australia are Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. According to the couple have donated $500,000 to Both also shared a statement and organisations to help on their individual Instagram accounts: “Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia. We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now.”

4. Shawn Mendes

Popular singer Shawn Mendes tweeted his support for the relief efforts in Australia,  while announcing the donations he and his charity organisation, the Shawn Foundation are making to fire relief organisations across Australia.

5. Kylie Jenner

 

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The youngest of the Jenner-Kardashian clan is donating $1M to relief efforts in Australia, according to PEOPLE.

6. Elton John

Elton John announced his $1M donation live during a performance at Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park, after making a special shoutout to firefighters in the country.

7. Ellen DeGeneres

Likewise, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted to announce her donation to the Red Cross, and Australian Wildlife fund and the NSW Rural Fire Service.

8. Metallica

 

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We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking. Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our @allwithinmyhandsfoundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts. @NSWRFS is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires. @CFAvic is a volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organization which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies. Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/nws-rfs Learn more about Victorian Country Fire Authority and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/cfa

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Also contributing to the cause, metal band Metallica and their non-profit foundation All Within My Hands have focused on fighting the fires, pledging $750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria.

9. Flume 


Sydney-born music producer Flume has pledged $100,000 to the WIRES Wildlife Rescue, while also posting more resources to gather aid for Australia.

What you can do to help?

As all the celebs above have shared, monetary donations to fire services, disaster relief organisations and other support organisations will go a long way. For more details and ways to help, visit this page.