Metallica Pledges $750,000 to Australian Bushfire Relief Effort | 22 Words

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, and 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.

The metal band Metallica has announced a very generous pledge to the Australian bushfire relief effort, so keep scrolling to find out more and how other celebrities have helped...

Australia is in desperate need of help.

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The fires have been burning for nearly 4 months now, and they have so far destroyed thousands of homes and killed over a billion animals. Thankfully, a handful of generous celebrities have kindly donated money to the Australian bushfire relief effort and here are a few of them...

1. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

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The pair donated $500,000 to the cause.

2. Chris Hemsworth and his family.

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They donated an incredible $1,000,000 to help those in need.

3. Selena Gomez.

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Gomez promoted the cause on her social media platforms, urging her followers to donate. She has already donated an undisclosed amount.

4. Pink (Alecia Beth Moore).

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The singer donated a gracious $500,000.

5. Shawn Mendes.

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Using his Instagram account, Mendes urged his followers to donate to the cause after he had already made an undisclosed one beforehand.

6. Celeste Barber.

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As 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.

7. Dacre Montgomery.

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The actor raised over $250,000 in donations to put towards helping the firefighters on the front line.

8. Rebel Wilson.

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The Australian-born actress auctioned off a private lunch date and managed to raise a whopping $100,000 for it.

9. Kylie Minogue and her family.

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The Aussie veteran singer donated $500,000 towards the cause.

10. Dami Im.

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Im and her husband donated $10,000 towards the Australian bushfire crisis.

11. Ellen Degeneres.

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"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.

12. Lizzo.

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The "Good as Hell" singer urged her social media followers to donate to different Australian charities by sharing the ones she has donated to.

13. Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma.

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Hilary Duff and her husband Matthew Koma are "coming up with a number they feel comfortable to donate."

14. Kylie Jenner.

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After facing backlash for her "insensitive" Instagram post wearing mink fur slippers, Jenner pledged to donate 1 million dollars to the cause.

15. Elton John.

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The legend that is Elton John donated a further million dollars to Australia.

And finally, Metallica.

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The American metal band decided to announce their pledge via Instagram in an emotional and heart-felt post.

They posted a harrowing photo of a firefighter facing a huge blaze in a forest...

"We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking," they started by writing.

They want to help as much as they can...

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"Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our @allwithinmyhandsfoundation, are pledging A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts."

The post acknowledges the incredible work of the NSW Rural Fire Service...

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"The world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization," they said, including, "all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires."

The County Fire Authority also received praise...

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"A volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organization which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies," the post wrote.

While many applauded the band's donation...

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A lot of fans had better ideas, with one user writing, "Y’all should do a fundraiser concert with a bunch of other rock bands like Live AID but you donate funds to Australians affected by the fires."

A very, very generous donation...

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All we can do is hope and pray that these acts of kindness will eventually make a difference to the people of Australia.