Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Metallica pledge $750k to Australia fire relief efforts

Metallica has pledged $750,000 AUD to assist in relief efforts related to the ongoing wildfires in Australia.

"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,” says Metallica. “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 A$750,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria to aid in the relief efforts.

"NSW RFS 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,”
continues the band. "CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians, and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.

“Learn more about NSW Rural Fire Service and how you can help here.

"Learn more about Victorian Country Fire Authority and how you can help here."

Last fall, Metallica donated $100,000 towards wildfire relief in their home state of California, after making a similar pledge during a 2018 crisis.

Metallica will return to live action in in late March when they host their second annual All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert in San Francisco, CA.

The band will launch a South American tour with Greta Van Fleet the following month that will see the bands play a six-show series that includes four dates in Brazil.
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