Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $3 million to Australia bushfire tragedy

Leonardo DiCaprio pledges $3 million to Australia bushfire tragedy

As the bushfires continue to rage for the third month in Australia destroying countless homes and wildlife more and more celebrities are coming forward to help.

Movie stars Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth and Margot Robbie have pledged their support and rock legends Metallica announced a donation of over half a million dollars this week.

Now movie star and eco-warrior Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $3 million to help local firefighters, support those communities affected and help wildlife rescue operations.

Earth Alliance, created in 2019 by Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Brian Sheth, has launched the…

Posted by Earth Alliance on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Earth Alliance,  Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation, has launched the Australia Wildfire Fund which also seeks help from other fundraising sources.

Donations will also go toward “long-term solutions to restore and repopulate unique ecosystems destroyed by the wildfires, increasing climate resilience and reducing the threat of future wildfires.”

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Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP and Fire and Rescue NSW / TT

The fires, which officials have warned could burn for months, have killed 28 people, more than 500 million animals and destroyed more than 2,400 homes.

An intense drought and hotter than normal temperatures are helping to fuel the fires which have destroyed 17 million acres of land.

The Australia Wildfire Fund will work with other organizations, Aussie Ark, Bush Heritage and Wires Wildfire Rescue, as reported by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Thank goodness for these high profile celebrities who are using their privileged position to do so much good in the world.

Please share to pay tribute to them all.