He's known for being Thor and saving the world, but Chris Hemsworth and his family are real heroes in all our eyes.
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Chris Hemsworth has pledged $1million towards helping firefighters and residents affected by the Australian bushfires.
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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.
"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.
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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
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.