Actors, singers and Britain’s royal family took their part to offer help for sufferers of Australia’s terrible bushfires, encouraging raising millions for firefighting services and wildlife shelters. According to an estimate, about 480 million animals and 24 people are killed in this horrific event after Amazon fires. Now, including celebrities, everyone has joined hands to help the victims of Australia bushfires.
On Sunday, Australian actress Nicole Kidman vowed a $500,000 contribution on behalf of her family to New South Wales State Rural Fire Service, without specifying money.
Kidman spent time in Sydney over the New Year, according to a photo uploaded on Instagram of herself and spouse country music singer Keith Urban in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Unfortunately, Sydney has seen some of the worst air quality of any global city in recent weeks as smog from bushfires has covered the city.
“Our family’s support, thoughts, and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia,” she wrote, next to a link to a national firefighting donation page.
On Saturday, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth with her grandsons William and Harry in expressing condolences at the bushfires and sent their gratitude to the firefighters who endangered their lives to save others.
Apart from that, Australian comedian Celeste Barber, who has family near the bushfire-hit town of Eden on the country’s southeastern coast, and singer P!nk and Iggy Azalea, who hails from a burning region north of Sydney, also gathered funds to assist firefighters and animal rescue.
A GoFundMe page introduced by Barber, who got popularity for her parody photographs imitating “real-life” reenactments of high-end fashion shoots, had raised A$20 million ($13.90 million) for the NSW Rural Fire Service as of Sunday.
“Our family are being evacuated. I feel sick,” she wrote on social media on Saturday.
Meanwhile, our beloved pop singer P!nk promised a $500,000 contribution to local fire services that were “battling so hard on the frontlines.”
“My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”
Azalea, a rapper who hails from Sydney but raised in Mullumbimby on the north coast of New South Wales, which narrowly avoided bushfires in November, uploaded a photo on Instagram of her hugging a koala and requested for endowments to a local wildlife shelter. By Sunday morning it had gathered almost A$100,000.
“Got to visit this cutie yesterday, as well as so many animals injured & rehabilitated at @currumbinwildlifehospital,” she said.
“Please donate if you can.”
These donations add to those already made by actor Russell Crowe and tech entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes of Atlassian, according to Crowe on Instagram.
Crowe said they donated A$200,000 to local RFS branches in November after bushfires endangered his property around Nana Glen, around 550 kilometers north of Sydney.
Above all, it is also requested from the people across the world to pray for Australia. Also, pray for the rain to save the poor animals that lost their families and homes.