Pink has donated $500,000 (£382k) to emergency services in Australia, as devastating bushfires rage out of control. The Just Give Me A Reason singer confirmed the news on Twitter, explaining she was heartbroken at the blaze. Sharing a link to donation pages, the 40-year-old told fans: ‘I am 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. ‘My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.’ Fans quickly thanked the mum-of-two for her incredible generosity.
I am 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. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kyjDbhoXpp
— P!nk (@Pink) January 4, 2020
‘I’m not directly affected, but have friends currently being evacuated. Your generosity and compassion has brought tears to my eyes,’ one replied. While a follower said: ‘Your blood’s worth bottling. Thank you.’ ‘No wonder Australia loves you. Thank you. #auspol #MSM,’ a Twitter user suggested. ‘Thank you! You are amazing @Pink!! My hubby has been down on the front line fighting this week and it is every bit as awful as what is shown on the news coverage,’ another explained.
‘So much devastation and destruction.’ More than 100 fires are still raging out of control in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, with temperatures soaring past 48c (120F). The death toll has risen to 23, with thousands forced to flee their homes and half a billion animals already dead.
It has been reported that over 20,000 square miles has been burnt out around the country – equivalent to a third of the size of England. And experts have predicted there is still worse to come, with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian explaining: ‘We are in for a long night and we are still to hit the worst of it. ‘It’s a very volatile situation.’
source : metro.co.uk