Chris Hemsworth, widely known for his superhero character, Thor, is apparently not only a hero in the movie but also in real life!
Voicing out his concern regarding the Australian bushfires, the actor recently pledged to donate USD 1 million to help affected firefighters and residents. Hemsworth announced his donation on Instagram last Tuesday, saying that it is to help the firefighters repair their equipment and for the victims to rebuild their homes.
“As you’re well aware, the bushfires in Australia have caused massive devastation. They continue to burn, there’s warmer weather on its way, we’re really still in the thick of it here and there’s plenty of challenging times ahead,” said Hemsworth in the video.
“What we need is your support and your donations. I’m going to put forward a million dollars and was hoping that all of you could contribute in any way, shape or form.”
“Every dollar counts. That money goes directly to the firefighters, the people on the front line, the people who have suffered, the communities that have taken a hit and who are in desperate need of our support.”
The actor also thanked those who have sent their well-wishes and donations to those in need as it will be greatly appreciated in Australia. Besides Hemsworth, singer Pink and actress Nicole Kidman have also donated for the bushfires.
Daily Mail UK reported that the bushfires have so far claimed at least 25 lives, destroyed 2,000 homes and killed approximately 500 million animals.
We want to give a big Thanks to Chris Hemsworth for his generosity and care for the Australian communities. Well done!
Watch Hemsworth’s full message here:
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Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated. In my bio I’ve added links to support the fire fighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time. Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya.