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Wildfires' SOS: Chris Hemsworth, Keith Urban, Leonardo DiCaprio & More Donate Millions To Australia

January 13, 2020 16:24

Probably, everybody has heard about devastating fires in Australia. The worst wildfires have begun in late July, but nothing much can be done to stop the horror. The Commonwealth state is only entering its hottest summer season, so it's hard to predict when the fires will end.

Fast facts:

  • More than half of billion animals have died.
  • Natural causes due to dry, hot weather are the ones to blame.
  • Thousands of buildings have been destroyed, leaving people without roofs.
  • 7.3 million hectares (17.9 million acres) have been burned in six states.
  • Around 30 people, including volunteers, have died.

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Donations & charities

Thanks to dozens of Hollywood stars, professional assistance for people, animals, plants, and buildings are useful in Australia now.

Pink, Chris Hemsworth, Keith Urban, Leonardo DiCaprio, and other celebs/organizations have donated millions to the wildfires in the country, hoping for a better future.

Chris and Keith are originally from Australia, so it's been more difficult for them to process the situation. Hemsworth recorded a video and added his supportive message:

... 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.

The Urban and Kidman brood also donated for families affected in the fires.

We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services, who are all doing and giving so much right now.

Earth Alliance has donated $3 million to the Australia Wildfire Fund.

How can we help?

Literally, every dollar is needed now. Ellen DeGeneres has joined a squad of celebs and is raising donations via the GoFundMe page. The host set a goal of raising $5 million, so you can help her do it here.

CNN also made a list of charity organizations where you can donate money to help everybody in burning Australia. Some of the centers are the Australian Red Cross, the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Save The Children, and many more.

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Australian wildfires have demolished a plethora of animals, places, people, houses, and nature. It's devastating to hear such shattering news on TV and read heartbreaking articles or watch videos of thirsty animals, suffering firefighters, and upset citizens. We hope the bushfires will be put to an end very, very soon.

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