As several heart-wrenching pictures and videos of the massive devastation taking place in Australia are making their way to the internet, many celebrities, understanding the severity of the issue, are pledging to help those affected by the Australian wildfires. Pink decided to do her part in the contribution and on December 5, announced that she would be donating USD 500,000 to fire services in Australia. She has even encouraged her followers to contribute to the cause, the musician also shared a list of local fire stations and their donation pages with her fans.
“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,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram feed.
Meanwhile, Celeste Barber, an Australian actor-comedian, recently requested her social media followers to donate to the relief efforts in the country.
“Please help any way you can. This is terrifying.” The 37-year-old posted a Facebook fundraiser with this title on 2nd January. According to reports, by Saturday morning, the fundraiser had already raised over USD 9.8 million. The devastating brushfire crisis in the country has claimed the lives of 17 people and about a half a billion total mammals, birds and reptiles. It has destroyed more than 11 million acres since it sparked in September 2019.