Thrash metal giants Metallica have stated that they’re doing their bit to help out with the devastating wildfires that are blazing through Australia, and have been since September 2019.
Through their All Within My Hands Foundation, the band have pledged a total of $750,000 (that equals to around £572,598) to fund and aid the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and the Country Fire Authority in tackling the flames.
Here’s what the band had to say about the situation in a statement issued on the foundation’s website.
“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria. The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.
Please join us and do whatever you can to assist as we, along with our foundation All Within My Hands, are pledging $750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.
NSW Rural Fire Service is the world’s largest volunteer firefighting organization and all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires.
The Country Fire Authority is a volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organization which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.”
You can find out how you can help with the Australian wildfire relief here.