US, Aussie stars back bushfire relief

US singer Pink has joined celebrities around the world in support of Australia's bushfire relief.
US singer Pink has joined celebrities around the world in support of Australia's bushfire relief.

As massive bushfires ravage Australia, celebrities are making donations to organisations that support fire relief and urging their followers on social media to do so as well.

Pink posted a list of organisations that her followers can donate to, and pledged to donate $500,000 to the local fire services.

"My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz," she wrote.

https://twitter.com/pink/status/1213350834672586752

Australian native Nicole Kidman posted the same list and added her pledge of $500,000, writing that "our family's support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B66mowFpyI9/

Hugh Jackman, another Aussie, posted a photo of with links to organisations receiving donations, with the caption "How can you help?"

https://www.instagram.com/p/B65sqTBnzy0/

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness wrote that his "heart has been broken these last days watching the situation deteriorate there...Go to the link in my bio & donate to Celeste Barber's Australia fundraiser & if you're in a position to donate that would be very much appreicated."

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Nick Kroll teamed with Australian actor and filmmaker Joel Edgerton to raise money for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to "combat the terrible fires ravaging Australia."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B64255SgNAh/

Simu Liu, who stars in Marvel's "Shang-Chi," which is filming in Australia, tweeted on Friday "a reminder that Australia is on fire and people are voluntarily risking their lives to keep communities and homes safe!"

https://twitter.com/simuliu/status/1212948987956715520?

Some, like Sharon Stone and Ellen DeGeneres, reposted climate activist Greta Thunberg's post about Australia with message of support.

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The Royal Family released a statement from Queen Elizabeth, who wrote, "I have been deeply saddened to hear of the continued bushfires and their devastating impact across many parts of Australia. My thanks go out to the emergency services, and those who put their own lives in danger to help communities in need."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B66K-PMnpCF/

More messages of support below.

https://twitter.com/Bethenny/status/1213569447576899587

https://www.instagram.com/p/B66QbbQBYjS/?igshid=1ltc94j3hzm1o

Australian Associated Press