Chris Hemsworth Donates $1 Million to Australian Fire Relief

January 7, 2020

© Dan MacMedan


Australian native Chris Hemsworth pledged $1 million to help support firefighters as they battle the blazes across his home country, Us Weekly reports. The Avengers star made revealed the news on Instagram Monday. “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. In my bio I’ve added links to support the fire fighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time. Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep!” he wrote. Hemsworth joins other stars like Pink, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, who all donated sizable sums late last week. Australia has been devastated by the fires, with at least 200 bushfires burning more than 12 million acres. At least 19 people have died so far, and dozens more are missing. It’s estimated that almost half a billion animals, including kangaroos and koalas, have been also been killed.