Metallica Donates $750,000, Elton John $1 Million To Firefighters In Australia

January 8, 2020

Elton John and Metallica are among the many musicians who announced donations to Australian firefighters.

On Tuesday during a show at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Elton John pledged $1 million to help combat the fires.

"We should all be in the awe of the work the firefighters are doing," John said. "There are people out there who have lost their lives trying to save homes, there are people who have lost their lives and their homes."

Metallica also announced they are donating $750,000 to NSW Rural Fire Service and Country Fire Authority in Victoria through their charitable foundation All Within My Hands.

In a statement released by the band, they said they felt "overwhelmed" by the wild fires which are sweeping through the country.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking. Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our @allwithinmyhandsfoundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts. @NSWRFS is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires. @CFAvic is a volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organization which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies. Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/nws-rfs Learn more about Victorian Country Fire Authority and how you can help ➡️ https://talli.ca/cfa

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"The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking," they said.

Actor Chris Hemsworth has also pledged $1 million towards helping firefighters and residents affected by the Australian bushfires.

Celebrities, philanthropists, generous individuals and businesses have together raised more than $140 million for bushfire victims and firefighters across the country, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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