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.
And Ellen Degeneres's donation might just be the most generous yet - as her donations span further than just her own pocket.
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.
And now Ellen Degeneres has stepped up with yet more generosity.
She spoke out during the taping of her show.
via: Shutterstock"I love Australia. I love Australia so much," she gushed.
"I love Australia so much I even married an Australian."
via: Shutterstock"A few years ago I got to see how incredible Australia is in person. We took our show there, and I fell in love with the country and the people. And right now, Australia needs our help."
"Wildfires have been burning for four months and with record-breaking heat."
via: Shutterstock"The winds are so strong and it is getting worse. Thousands of people have been displaced. Homes have been burned. Lives have been lost. Nearly half a billion animals have been killed. Nearly a third of their habitat has been destroyed."
Ellen has set up a GoFundMe page for her fans.And as an uber-popular TV host, she has set the bar high in terms of her goal - a huge five million dollars.
And after just a few hours, it's almost hit the million dollar mark.
via: GoFundMeCelebrities are doing all they can to help Australia in this crisis. But if you want to see the devastating effects of the bushfires, then keep scrolling. We urge everyone to donate whatever they can to the cause.