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Celebrities Who Made Donations In Big Numbers For Australia Bush Fire Crises

Australia is going through an unequalled season of bushfire.  A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall and record-breaking temperature charged a chain action of massive bushfire across the country, especially various regions of the state of New South Wales and Victoria eastern and north-eastern areas. Now the bushfire burning for a month caused a huge loss of animals, lands and people. Estimated 10,700,000 hectares i.e. 26,000,000 acres have been destroyed, killing 29 people till January 11, 2020, and 5,900 buildings have destroyed according to Wiki record.

The most devastating part is the loss of an estimated billion animals killed by the bushfire. Some rare species may have become extinct as well. Reptiles, birds, camels, kangaroos, koala bears and many more animals are killed by the fire. A billion animals loss record is excluded from the number of 2, 50,000 insect species according to Kate Umbers, a biologist from Western Sydney University who studies on Australian alpine grasshoppers. This mass destruction is frightening for the ecological sense, she said.

The whopping amount of destruction has penetrated the global community, celebrities, eminent personalities, politicians and civilians to deluge Australia through support and assistance, according to the Xinhua news agency report.

Neighbouring country Papua New Guinea, i.e. PNG, Singapore, Fiji have offered hands-on assistance of firefighters, soldiers, financial aid and aircraft for the rescue while world leaders from countries like the United Arab Emirates and France sent heartfelt support of words only. James Marape, Prime Minister of PNG posted online “Australia is the closest friend of PNG and is always the first in PNG in our time of adversities and we offer our hearts and our hands to you in this time of fire-induced tragedies.”

The United States and New Zealand have sent additional defence and firefighting personnel in the current week to lend a hand for the local emergency services.

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Hello 2020 👋🏼 The GlimpseOz team are back from holidays and ready for a big year ahead! To kick start off the year we really wanted to get involved and do our bit to support our beautiful country Australia in this time of need. It absolutely breaks our hearts to see the impact that the bushfires have had on so many people’s lives, homes, communities and wildlife. We really want to do something to show our support and help out where we can. . In order to achieve this, we have decided that 10% of our profits from now up until the end of February will be split into thirds and donated equally to the 3 organizations below.. 1. SA’s CFS volunteer firefighters 2. Australian Red Cross 3. RSPCA SA This way we are helping the firefighters, those who have been affected and the wildlife. . So if you, or anyone you know are in need of internal or external blinds, curtains, flooring, bathroomware, shutters, outdoor kitchens etc.. then get in contact with the GlimpseOz team! Whilst getting things completed for your home you will also be a part of donating to a great cause and doing your bit to support Australia 🙌🏼❤️🇦🇺 . Contact our team to get your own FREE onsite measure and quote or if you have any other queries!

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25,000 Koala bears death has been caused by the fear and consumed by flames on the island. Videos and clips of rescuing this poor creature by the firefighters, thirsty koalas’, feared koalas running into people for shelter are going viral in social media these days.

Australian firefighters used cooler conditions for the day to try and put off the bushfire ahead of hot and dry weather on Christmas day. They have sacrificed their family time over holidays. This leads to the Australian Open with many top players of the world taking part in charity matches. Millions of Dollars been raised already by the donation of ordinary people from different parts of the world. This generosity reflects “The best we’ve got in humanity “said by the Service chief Shane Fitzsimmons of New South Wales Rural Fire.

Eminent faces like celebrities and sports heroes across the world have also taken part in this rescue mission through a donation by them. They have also asked to lend helping hands from the people if any way possible to take part in the recovery process of this devastation in Australia.

1. Chris Hemsworth:

The Australian Hollywood Actor Chris Hemsworth posted a video on Instagram where he pledged for one million dollars as the relief aid for the bushfire. The 36 years old actor also explained the current weather remaining dry, burning is continuing by the fire and causing massive damages. He captioned the post, “Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully, you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated”. Hemsworth also posted a charity link in his profile bio.

2. Sir Elton John:

The Pop legend Elton John pledged for a million dollar for the Australian catastrophe in his recent concert on Tuesday evening in Sydney.

3. Leonardo DiCaprio:

The eminent actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio announced USD $3 Million for the devastating condition of Australia. The donation was provided from his environmental organization. The 45 years old American Actor is the Co-Chairman of the Earth Alliance which works to fight climate changes and biodiversity loss. According to Fox News, the organization also created Australia wildfire fund to join the effort to help the affected people in this disaster.

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There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

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4. Hugh Jackman:

The Hollywood actor and theatre personality Hugh Jackman shared a post to 28.7 Million followers to help out the situation. The Australian actor posted “How can you help? Tap on the image for just a few of the organizations who are working tirelessly to fight the bushfires … to save lives, wildlife and property”. He made his donation for the cause as reported.

5. Ellen DeGeneres:

The host Ellen from the most popular Tv Show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, tweeted about “My viewers are amazing! You’ve given over $1 million in donations to help Australia,” She also announced another $50 K more from the Starbucks foundation for the cause in her show. 61 years old actor created an Australia Bushfire Relief GoFundMe campaign in hoping to raise $5 Million for the help.

6. Singer Kylie Minogue:

The Singer posted about her recent trip to Australia which is her home country and posted “Last year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting some of the many beautiful places in my homeland for the first time. Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking. As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required. Big or small, from near or far, any support will help those affected by the devastating bushfires. With love, The Minogue Family.”

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#Repost @romancewasborn ・・・ BUSHFIRE KOALA CRISIS 💔 We are happy to announce our Koala Look worn by @kylieminogue for the recent #tourismaus ad is now up for auction @ebayau 💕 Full proceeds will go to the Victorian koalas that really need the help right now @wildlifevictoria 🐨 This outfit is a one off from our STEP INTO PARADISE “kinda couture” 2018 collection we show in Paris collaborated with iconic and dearest friend @jennykeeoz who has also been effected by the bushfires 🙏 And is also extra special because the jumper is hand made by @katiejonesknit 🌈 See link in bio for link to the auction, please share also, we have one week for this to sell and we hope it finds a happy home and helps many surviving koalas 💔🐨✊🏾✌🏾 #romancewasborn #kylieminogue #jennykee #katiejones #stepintoparadise #bushfirekoalacrisis #fundraiserauction

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7. Kylie Jenner:

The Top Model and actress Kylie Jenner donated a million-dollar and conveyed “Heartbroken” for the loss of animals that died in the fire.

Well, the donation may help for every right cause and recoveries but the losses are unforgettable. Scientists are anxious about the climate effect due to the huge amount of carbon emission by the bushfire. All we can pray for Mother Nature to be healed soon.

Photo Courtesy: CNN, Theweek

Written by Swati Suvra

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