Serena Williams Celebrates First Title Win in Three Years, Donates Her $43,000 Prize to Bushfire Appeal

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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.

The latest donation comes from Serena Williams and what she’s done has really struck a chord with fans…

 

The pair donated $500,000 to the cause.

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

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

The singer donated a gracious $500,000.

Rusell Crowe donated $105,000 directly to RFS Captain John Lardner and before that, he had already raised $400,000 for the cause.

The Australian tennis player promised to donate the prize money, which stands at $360,000 if she wins the Brisbane International tournament.

The band announced that they will be donating $750,000 to help emergency services as they tackle the blaze.

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

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.

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

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

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

The Australian YouTuber raised $125,000 in donations.

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

The billionaire donated $500,000 towards the bushfires so that the RFS would be better accommodated to tackle the blaze.

The tennis star pledged to donate $17,400.

The world’s number one matched Sharapova’s donation.

“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.

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

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

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

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

The singer and comedian has been asking for donations and has manage $76,000 for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades.

The 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. 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.

The star won her first title in 3 years over the weekend and what she did after was so heartwarming.

But fans weren’t expecting what would come after…

She spoke to CNN after her winning match, explaining: “Oh, it feels good! It’s been a long time. I think you could see the relief on my face.” “It’s pretty satisfying just to get a win in the final.” “That was really important for me, and I just want to build on it. It’s just a step towards the next goal.”

Following her big victory, the star announced that the $43,000 prize money from the tournament will be donated to the bushfire fund.

What a start to the decade, @serenawilliams. We’re all so proud of you,”  he wrote. “And just when I think I can’t possibly be more proud, you donate all your prize money to fight the #australianbushfires.”

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.