Australia is in the midst of one of the worst bushfire crises the world has seen. Since September, entire communities have been engulfed by relentless heat and fires. The flames are showing no signs of slowing down - which means only one thing... death tolls are rising.
The world is doing all it can in order to provide assistance to the medical personnel in the area, from donating money to the cause, all the way to flying out there to battle the blaze. Some of our favorite celebrities have also done their bit to raise awareness about the hard work the emergency services are doing out there.
But there has been one donation with a difference. Read on for on Aussie who's been pledging money from a rather ... unexpected source.
24. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.
via: Getty ImagesThe pair donated $500,000 to the cause.
23. Chris Hemsworth and his family.
via: Getty ImagesThey donated an incredible $1,000,000 to help those in need.
22. Selena Gomez.
via: Getty ImagesGomez promoted the cause on her social media platforms, urging her followers to donate. She has already donated an undisclosed amount.
21. Pink (Alecia Beth Moore).
via: Getty ImagesThe singer donated a gracious $500,000.
20. Russell Crowe.
via: Getty ImagesRusell Crowe donated $105,000 directly to RFS Captain John Lardner and before that, he had already raised $400,000 for the cause.
19. Ash Barty.
via: Getty ImagesThe Australian tennis player promised to donate the prize money, which stands at $360,000 if she wins the Brisbane International tournament.
via: Getty ImagesThe band announced that they will be donating $750,000 to help emergency services as they tackle the blaze.
17. Shawn Mendes.
via: Getty ImagesUsing his Instagram account, Mendes urged his followers to donate to the cause after he had already made an undisclosed one beforehand.
16. Celeste Barber.
via: Getty ImagesAs of January 6th, Barber raised over 26 million dollars for the cause. That's right. This amazing comedian really pulled out all the stops because she felt that this issue was much too dire.
15. Dacre Montgomery.
via: Getty ImagesThe actor raised over $250,000 in donations to put towards helping the firefighters on the front line.
14. Rebel Wilson.
via: Getty ImagesThe actress auctioned off a private lunch date and managed to raise a whopping $100,000 for it.
13. Kylie Minogue and her family.
via: Getty ImagesThe Aussie veteran singer donated $500,000 towards the cause.
via: InstagramThe Australian YouTuber raised $125,000 in donations.
11. Dami Im.
via: Getty ImagesIm and her husband donated $10,000 towards the Australian bushfire crisis.
10. Justin Hemmes.
via: Getty ImagesThe billionaire donated $500,000 towards the bushfires so that the RFS would be better accommodated to tackle the blaze.
9. Maria Sharapova.
via: Getty ImagesThe tennis star pledged to donate $17,400.
8. Novak Djokovic.
via: Getty ImagesThe world's number one matched Sharapova's donation.
7. Ellen Degeneres.
via: Getty Images"It's almost impossible to understand the size and destruction of the fires in Australia," Ellen tweeted. She did not disclose the amount she donated to Red Cross, the Australian Wildlife fund and the NSW Rural Fire Service.
via: Getty ImagesThe "Good as Hell" singer urged her social media followers to donate to different Australian charities by sharing the ones she has donated to.
5. Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma.
via: Getty ImagesHilary Duff and her husband Matthew Koma are "coming up with a number they feel comfortable to donate."
4. Kylie Jenner.
via: Getty ImagesAfter facing backlash for her "insensitive" Instagram post wearing mink fur slippers, Jenner pledged to donate 1 million dollars to the cause.
3. Elton John.
via: Getty ImagesThe legend that is Elton John donated a further million dollars to Australia.
2. Em Rusciano.
via: Getty ImagesThe singer and comedian has been asking for donations and has manage $76,000 for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades.
1. The Wiggles.
via: Getty ImagesThe original members of the child-show group, The Wiggles, are reuniting for an over-18s concert in Sydney on January 18, with thirty-five dollar tickets to fire relief.
But the latest donation?
via: InstagramWell, it comes from a rather unexpected source. An Australian drug dealer, to be exact.
Because alongside their top quality product?
via: InstagramThe dealer also pledged to donate 10% of whatever he brings in over the weekend to help the bushfire cause.
The messages quickly went viral.
via: FacebookAnd in spite of his slight moral ambiguity, people are pointing out that any donation makes a huge difference in times of crisis.
Although some pointed this out.
via: FacebookWho is taking drugs at a time like this?
For those of you still updating your 'People With A Bushfire Response More Impressive Than Scott Morison' wallchart… https://t.co/8R0Y4sXJW0— Michael Moran (@Michael Moran)1578566036.0
And he hasn't been the only slightly out-there philanthropist.
We have a drug dealer donating 10% of profits to the bushfire crisis. We have a woman giving nudes to people who do… https://t.co/4lUTWTzN1x— Sian van Beurden (@Sian van Beurden)1578567642.0