In the case of Thor actor, Chris Hemsworth, some heroes really do wear capes – or at least on a part time basis. Today, the Australian star announced a huge donation of $1 million AUD for bushfire recovery.
“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,” Hemsworth wrote on Instagram. “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! Love ya.”
Hemsworth joins the likes of Pink, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and Kylie and Dannii Minogue who have also donated to the much needed cause. Local comedian and social media sensation Celeste Barber has also used her massive following to raise $41.5 million AUD since January 3 on Facebook.
Kicking off the awards season, the Golden Globes was another prolific platform for an international audience with several A-listers including Ellen Degeneres, Russell Crowe, Pierce Brosnan, Cate Blanchett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joaquin Phoenix and Ricky Gervais, all raising the issue throughout the evening.
Visit here for a list of ways to assist with the ongoing crisis. At the time of publishing, 129 fires were burning across New South Wales, alone.