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Australia Fires Celebrity Donations List
It might be hard to look past—hell, let alone even think—of anything besides what’s going on in our country right now, with our president stirring up deadly trouble overseas in Iran. But across the world, Australia has been facing an equally heartbreaking and terrifying catastrophe for months. Wildfires are raging across the country, with over 200 fires burning, and at least 24 people, and more than 480 million animals dead.
Thankfully, awareness of the disaster is finally reaching a point where we’re seeing legitimate resources going to relief efforts—like Rowing Blazers donating proceeds from its Australia rugby shirts to WIRES, Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organization. But with arguably even more pull are the celebrities of the world, who have started donating significant amounts of money to relief efforts in Australia.
The donations started pouring in after Russell Crowe used his Golden Globes win to deliver a message about the tragedy. Jennifer Aniston read his statement at the awards show:
“Make no mistake. The tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy, and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is.”
Here’s what other celebrities have been doing to aid with Australian wildfire relief. And if you’d like to give money to help the efforts in Australia the Australian Red Cross and the wildlife rescue organization WIRES are taking pledges.
P!nk: Donated $500,000 to Australian fire services.
Kylie Jenner: Gave $1 million following criticism of a social media post showing herself wearing Vuitton mink fur slippers. She announced her pledge in an Instagram Story.