Pop Star Pink Pledges Mega Donation To Support Local Fires Services
The internationally acclaimed singer said she is “devastated” by Australia’s bushfires and is urging others to open their hearts and wallets.
Australia’s bushfire crisis has caught the attention of the entire globe, but rather than watching on feeling helpless, international superstar P!nk is giving generously.
Taking to Instagram and Twitter, the American singer-songwriter sent out her message of support for local fire services, sparking a stream of support from fans and followers.
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“I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” she posted.
“I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines.”
P!nk followed up the promise with an infographic highlighting a number of firefighting organisations, encouraging others to make a donation directly.
“My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz,” she finished.
The ‘Walk Me Home’ singer is not the only celebrity using their public platform to support Aussie firies during the country's bushfire emergency.
Comedian Celeste Barber has raised more than $9 million for the NSW RFS and other fire brigades. And donations don't appear to be slowing down soon.
Over 190,000 people have answered her call over Facebook and contributed to The Trustee for the NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund.
Australian celebrities have added their voices and support to the cause including Rebel Wilson, Russell Crowe and Delta Goodrem.
Wildlife warrior, Terri Irwin said more than 90,000 animals have already been treated at Australia Zoo and reminded her Twitter followers that donations are tax-deductible.
“We've seen many more animals this trauma season, due to drought, bushfires and storm events. You can donate to help,” Irwin wrote.