Pink, Nicole Kidman and Other Celebrities to Send Donations to Fight Australian Bushfires

Pink, Nicole Kidman and Other Celebrities to Send Donations to Fight Australian Bushfires

Pink, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and several other celebrities are sending donations to help Australia battle its growing wildfire crisis. Learn more

Australian wildfires have claimed lives and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Saturday, 4th January, was one of the most catastrophic days, as three fires combined to form a huge blaze. As the crisis is worsening, Pink (Alecia Beth Moore) has pledged to donate $500,000 to help firefighters. She will be sending her contribution directly to Australian fire services. Taking to Twitter, the pop star wrote, “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz."

Hollywood star Nicole Kidman and singer Keith Urban, who are both native Australians, also announced a similar donation on Instagram. They wrote, “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."

Earlier, Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman also posted a heartbreaking message about the Australian bushfires on Twitter. He wrote, “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.” 

Other celebrities supporting the cause include Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness and, comedian and producer Nick Kroll. According to reports, they are helping Australian organisations and raising funds to help firefighers. LaMello Ball, the younger brother of NBA guard Lonzo Ball, has also pledged to donate one month’s salary to the wildfire victims. More than 20 people have died in New South Wales alone while more than 1,300 homes have been destroyed in the region. The authorities have warned residents that conditions will worsen in the upcoming days.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.