Metallica and Elton John Donate BIG to help tackle the Bushfires in Australia
Metallica and Elton John the latest musicians to show their solidarity with Australia in the wake of the devastating bushfires, Elton pledging to donate $1,000,000 to the Bushfire Relief Fund, and Metallica are donating $750,000 towards the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria.
The fires have burned more than 10 million hectares of land and destroyed over 5,900 buildings, along with the loss of 28 lives so far.
Metallica’s post reads:
“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 All Within My Hands Foundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the CFA (Country Fire Authority) in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts…”
Their post continued, giving information surrounding the two organisations they have donated too, and further information about how you can help:
NSW Rural Fire Service 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.
CFA (Country Fire Authority) 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.
See Elton’s emotional speech where he stops his concert at Qudos Bank Arena and express his love and concern for Australia live from Sydney on 7th Jan.
He expresses his long-lasting love for Australia and confirms that he will donate $1m dollars to the cause.
These global artists join a long list of hefty donations including Australian comedian Celeste Barber’s Facebook fundraiser which currently sits at a massive $46 million and Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth who has also donated $1,000,000 to the bushfire fund.