Celebs launch fund campaign for Australia
Grammy winner Sam Smith has launched a fund campaign to help in the fight against the Australian bushfires.
“Australia. Me and my family’s thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these horrific fires & with the incredible humans in the fire department & in the public who are helping to save lives and homes. This is a climate crisis and everyone knows it! God, I hope this wakes some people THE F__K UP! The link to donate is in my bio if you can xxx this money goes to the people on the front line helping, and will help with water, food and equipment. This is our world, all of our home xxxx,” the English singer said on Instagram.
“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth, an Australian, posted on Instagram that he and his family were contributing a million dollars for the fight. “Every penny counts, so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated.” Wonder Woman Gal Gadot also asked for donations and posted on Instagram contact details for Australian local state fire services that donors could link up with.
“Nature is so beautiful and powerful and fragile all at the same time… I’m so devastated, looking at these horrible photos coming from Australia, wish I could do more to help. Go to one of the links if you are able to donate to help fight this disaster,” she wrote.
Television talk show host Jimmy Fallon also posted on Instagram the contact details of fire services, while singer-songwriter Pink announced, “I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines.”
Singer-actor Selena Gomez also said she was contributing to the effort to control the bushfires and told her fans she “would love it if you consider doing the same if you can.” Gomez, who said she was “absolutely devastated by the fires in Australia,” did not reveal how much she was donating, which led to rumors she had given as much as $3 million for the fire relief campaign.
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