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Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons in memory.
While south-east Australia is used to such an event every December to March, the 2019-2020 season has affected it more than ever before since August.
The series of wildfires have burned an estimated 6.3 million hectares destroyed over 2,500 buildings and killed 25 people. Recent reports say that almost half a billion animals have been impacted by the fires. The event has been one of the biggest environmental concerns of 2019, alongside the burning of the Amazon.
Since the fire started, reinforcements were called to assist in fighting the fire. Moreso, multiple organizations and personalities have pledged support and donations for those affected by the fire.
Celebs who donated to Australia
On their own platforms, celebrities and personalities have pledged donations to Australia.
The latest addition to the list of Hollywood superstars who donated to Australia are couple Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. The two are donating $500,000 to volunteer firefighters.
On Instagram, Kidman also shared a list of websites that people who want to donate could visit.
“Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia,” she wrote. “We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now.”
P!nk also donated $500,000 directly to the local fire services. On her Instagram, the singer also shared a list of websites for those who’d like to make their donations.
“I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” P!nk 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 ❤️”
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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 ❤️
Celeste Barber who lives in Australia has raised A$28 Million dollars to The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund through Facebook. On her IG, the actress-comedian shared a photo of the inside of her mother-in-law’s house.
“This is my mother in-law's house. It’s terrifying. They are scared. They need your help,” she said.
Barber also shared the link for international donations in her IG bio.
Singer-songwriter Selena Gomez also expressed her heartache towards the current situation in Australia.
“Absolutely devastated by the fires in Australia. Praying for everyone affected and all of the first responders,” she shared on Twitter. “I’m making a donation and would love if you would consider doing the same if you can.”
Absolutely devastated by the fires in Australia. Praying for everyone affected and all of the first responders. I’m making a donation and would love if you would consider doing the same if you can. Swipe up ❤️ https://t.co/aEqW5SPKPG— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) January 4, 2020
Other personalities who already pledged to make donations are model Tara Moss, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Ashleigh Barty who promised all her Brisbane International Prize. Naomi Watts, Rebel Wilson, Delta Goodrem, and Russell Crowe also expressed their concern about the current state of Australia on their media handles.
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