Chris Hemsworth donates USD 1 million to fight the bushfires in Australia

Chris Hemsworth recently announced on social media that he will donate a million dollars to fight the disastrous bushfires which have engulfed Australia.
Written By Abhivyakti Seshanand | Updated: January 07, 2020 19:36 IST
Chris Hemsworth donates USD 1 million to fight the bushfires in Australia

The 36-year-old actor, who lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales, shared a heartfelt video on Instagram urging his followers to show solidarity and fight the ongoing crisis. Hemsworth wrote, "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. Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their good wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya," he concluded.

Hemsworth's announcement came a day after the devastating bushfires were the topic on the stage of the 77th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, where celebrities like Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix used the platform to draw attention to the ongoing crisis.
Almost six million hectares have burned in Australia and millions of animals have suffered. Other Hollywood stars who have made donations to the organizations supporting fire relief include actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Nick Kroll, Joel Edgerton, and pop star Pink.