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Elton John, Chris Hemsworth Pledge $1 Million to Australia Wildfire Relief

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Singer Elton John made an announcement to his fans at his show at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. “There are people out there who lost their lives trying to save homes. There are people who have lost their lives and their homes. And, lastly, is the plight of the animals and the loss of their habitat that, frankly, is on a biblical scale and heartbreaking,” he told the crowd.

“Therefore, tonight, I will be pledging $1 million to support the bushfire relief fund.”

Actor Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram, where he posted a video announcing his donation and encouraged his fans to contribute what they can.

“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,” the 36-year-old, Australian-born star said. “Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep!”

Singer Pink, actress Nicole Kidman and country singer Keith Urban, each pledged on Instagram that they are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services in Australia.