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Actor Chris Hemsworth donating $1 million to fight brushfires in Australia

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Posted at 9:53 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 10:11:22-05

(WTXL) — Actor Chris Hemsworth is donating $1 million to help fight the devastating brushfires that are burning through his native Australia and he's calling on others to join him.

Millions of acres are currently burning in Australia, as wildfires threaten thousands of homes and millions of animals.

“I’m going to put forward a million dollars, and was hoping that all of you can contribute in any way shape or form,” Hemsworth said on Instagram. “Every dollar counts. That money goes directly to the firefighters, the people on the frontlines, the people who have suffered, the communities that have taken a hit and who are in desperate need of our support.”

In Hemsworth's bio, there are links to support fire fighters, organizations and charities who are working to provide relief and support during this tragic time.

Hemsworth and his family join a number of Australian celebrities in their relief efforts.