Now that something genuinely terrifying and dangerous – bushfires decimating Australia – is happening, it only seems to be the general public who give a sh*t.
At least it did, as now celebrities in their droves have started to give some of their money to the bushfire relief in Australia.
It’s no secret now that Australia is seeing one of the worst natural disasters in modern history, with an estimates over half a billion animals dying and more than 2000 homes being destroyed, along with 25 people losing their lives.
With that, Chris Hemsworth and his family have announced that they have donated AUD $1 million (£523,000 / US $687,000) to the cause, posting on Instagram:
“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!“
Hemsworth included a number of links to the likes of the Australian Red Cross, the St Vincent de Paul Society, World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Warriors, New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue, South Australian Country Fire Service, Victorian Country Fire Authority, Tasmanian Fire Service, Western Australia Fire and Emergency Services and the Community Enterprise Foundation.
Along with those, he linked comedian Celeste Barber’s Facebook fundraiser, which thus far has raised over $40 million. Incredible stuff.
Meanwhile, billionaire James Packer has also pledged AUD $5m to the cause, telling the Daily Telegraph:
“Australians are digging deep to support each other in these tough times, it’s truly inspiring.
“We hope these funds play a small part in helping our fire fighters, and easing the suffering of people who have lost their homes and the poor wildlife caught up in the blaze. We just want to do our bit.“
It’s a great effort from the people who genuinely care, and now the move is with the government, who have thus far turned more of a blind eye.
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