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As the world starts to react to the Australian bushfire crisis one of the world’s biggest artists Pink has vowed to donate $500,000 to Australian Fire Services.

In a post on her Instagram this afternoon, the singer, who has sold more than 56 million albums across the globe and has broken tour records in Australia, said she is totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires.

“I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines,” Pink declared on Instagram.

“My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”

This is the largest donation in a monetary sense so far during this crisis from an individual celebrity but many others are being called on to support the firefighters.

NBA star Ben Simmons has also declared on Instagram his support and has vowed to build a response from all of his fellow Australian NBA players.

Before the start of the 2019/20 season, Simmons signed a four-year contract to play in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers worth more than $26million ($37million AUD).

Simmons said he was so sad by the loss that his home country is currently facing.

“The images of the raging fires, people, families, firefighters and wildlife are nothing short of terrifying,” Simmons said on Instagram.

“12 million acres of land destroyed, human lives lost, animals being wiped out and misplaced with homes and communities in ruins and this number continues to rise daily.

“I am working with my family and calling on my Australian NBA brothers and any others that can, to do our part to help in this catastrophic disaster, not just for today but to support communities in their eventual rebuild when the fires have stopped.

“Australia is a strong and resilient country and I urge you all to be brave, kind and compassionate to each other through this extremely hard time.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I’m so sad by the loss our country is currently facing. The images of the raging fires, people, families, firefighters and wildlife are nothing short of terrifying. 12 million acres of land destroyed, human lives lost, animals being wiped out and misplaced with homes and communities in ruins and this number continues to rise daily. I am working with my family and calling on my Australian NBA brothers and any others that can, to do our part to help in this catastrophic disaster, not just for today but to support communities in their eventual rebuild when the fires have stopped. Australia is a strong and resilient country and I urge you all to be brave, kind and compassionate to each other through this extremely hard time. 💚💛 🇦🇺

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