Chris Hemsworth and his family donate $1MILLION to help Australian firefighters battling the bushfires

He's known for being Thor and saving the world, but Chris Hemsworth and his family are real heroes in all our eyes. 

Chris Hemsorth

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Chris Hemsworth has pledged $1million towards helping firefighters and residents affected by the Australian bushfires.

"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." The God of Thunder pleaded. 

He added, "I want to say a huge "thank you" to everyone who's sent all their well-wishes and donations already. It's greatly appreciated here in Australia."

Elton John has matched Hemsworth's 'thor-some' seven-figure pledge during a Sydney show, saying Aussies should be "in awe" of our firefighters as they battle an unprecedented bushfire season.

Elton John

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Some other amazing donations have come from stars like: 

Pink: "I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now."  Pink has donated $500,000 to help the Australian firefighters. 


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, have also donated half a million dollars

Nicole and Keith

Artists are starting to organise charity events to raise more funds, with award-winning singer Tones and I announcing plans for a Melbourne concert on January 28 to benefit the RFS, Victoria's Country Fire Association and the Red Cross. 

The bushfires have so far claimed at least 25 lives, destroyed 2,000 homes and killed approximately 500 million animals.