Metal to the rescue: Metallica donates $100,000 to California fire relief
Metallica is also feeling the devastating heat.
“Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires,” the California-bred band tweeted Monday night.
Half the funds will go to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the other $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund to aid with the devastating fires.
“Both organizations are dedicated to long-term recovery efforts, helping residents resume normal lives as they get back on their feet after the devastation of these firestorms,” Monday’s announcement noted.
The band also encouraged fans to help firefighters and those affected by the blazes: “Whether you are able to contribute money, nonperishable food, clothing and other supplies, or your time by volunteering or providing temporary housing, every bit helps.”
This isn’t the first time Metallica has offered a helping hand.
During last year’s destructive fires, the quartet donated $100,000 to the North Valley Community and the Los Angeles Fire Department foundations, which offer services to victims in evacuation centers.
Metallica joins a steadily growing list of celebrities who are pitching in for the cause.
Actor and WWE wrestler John Cena, who plays a firefighter in the upcoming movie “Playing With Fire,” donated $500,000 to wildfire first responders.
“Right now, California is in dire straits. It is burning. It is under siege from massive wildfires statewide,” he said in a video tweet last week. “Which means our first responders are working around the clock and they need our help.”
The Getty fire has caused thousands, including LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to evacuate their homes. Celebrities sent love Monday to those affected.
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