Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Pink, pledge financial support to Australian bushfires; Hugh Jackman calls it 'an immense tragedy '
Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and pop singer Pink among others have made donations to the organisations supporting fire relief in the wake of the raging bushfire crisis in Australia which has so far claimed the lives of 24 people.
These celebrities have also urged their followers on social media to do their bit.
Pink said she is donating USD 500,000 to help fight the deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of Australia.
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 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kyjDbhoXpp
— P!nk (@Pink) January 4, 2020
Australian native Kidman posted the same list of organisations working to support the continent and also pledged USD 500,000.
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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. A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman) on
Another Australian star Jackman posted a photo with links to the organisations receiving donations, with the caption "How can you help?"
We want to express our deep gratitude to the people in Australia who are fighting these devastating bushfires Our hearts are with everyone impacted especially those who have lost homes businesses and loved ones This is an immense tragedy for our home country #AustraliaBushfires pic.twitter.com/xcsPWSpDeS
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 3, 2020
Actor Nick Kroll teamed with Australian actor and filmmaker Joel Edgerton to raise money for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness, who filmed a special episode of the Netflix series in Yass, Australia in 2018, said he is heartbroken watching the situation deteriorate there.
"The people, animals, and spirit of Australia is so beautifully unique & seeing how much everyone has banded together to help is major especially @celestebarber and everything she''s has done to raise funds for her country in this crisis.
"Go to the link in my bio & donate to @celestebarber Australia fundraiser & if you’re in a position to donate anything that would be a very much appreciated. It’s estimated over 480 MILLION animals are dead & as fires are continuing to grow. They will surly need all the support they can get," Van Ness wrote.
Actor Simu Liu, who stars in Marvel’s Shang-Chi, which is filming in Australia, took to Twitter on Friday to remind people about the bushfires.
Just a reminder that Australia is on fire and people are voluntarily risking their lives to keep communities and homes safe!
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) January 3, 2020
Actors Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, and TV host Ellen DeGeneres reposted climate activist Greta Thunberg's post about Australia with a message of support.
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Updated Date: Jan 06, 2020 15:07:53 IST