Pink Pledges $500,000 to Help Australian Fire Services Battling the Wildfires
Pink posted on Twitter how devastated she is about the "Horrific bushfires" in Australia, and backed her words with a donation of half-a-million dollars to local fire services.
The season of giving might be over, but Pink is still feeling benevolent. With the bushfires raging and destroying homes in Australia, the singer took to Twitter to empathize with those affected writing,
"I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires."
"I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines."
Pink added that her heart goes out to all those affected in Oz. The post also had a screenshot of local fire stations and links for those that want to make donations.
I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kyjDbhoXpp— P!nk (@Pink) January 4, 2020
The bushfire in Australia has been raging for months. So far, it has killed over 20 people and millions of animals. It has also destroyed over 2,000 homes leaving families homeless and displaced.
Pink appreciates the support she gets from Hart and her kids, and it's her turn to give back
The effect of the fire has gotten the attention of the world, not just Pink, with many seeking out ways to help those affected. Most famous and influential people have raised funds running into millions of dollars.
American celebrities have also lent their voices to ask the general public for donations. Chris Hemsworth, an Australian native and Hollywood star pledged to,
"Put forward a million dollars, and was hoping you can contribute in any shape or form."
Other celebs like Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who were born in Australia, pledged half-a-million dollars. Food, clothes, toys, and furniture have also been donated to the affected families.
The donations will help families stay together as they try to rebuild their lives, and Pink understands the importance of parents and children sticking together. She is staying away from music for a year for hers.
The singer made the reveal in November. After spending two and a half years on the road touring with her husband, Carey Hart, and children — Jameson and Willow — towing along, she is hanging up her mic for a while.
The "Love Me Anyway" crooner will focus on spending time with her family. Her children would also use the time to return to school.
Pink appreciates the support she gets from Hart and her kids, and it's her turn to give back. In the meantime, the world will keep praying for Australia and hoping the bushfire exhausts its rage.