Elton John Donates $1 Million To The Australia Bushfire Disaster Relief

Elton John Donates $1 Million To The Australia Bushfire Disaster Relief | Society Of Rock Videos

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He Was Met With A Standing Ovation

As the bushfire in Australia rages on, several celebrities have come forward to help in any way they can. During his stop in Sydney for his farewell tour, rock icon Elton John pledged to donate $1 million to the Australian bushfire fundraiser. He made the following announcement during his concert, “We should all be in the awe of the work the firefighters are doing. There are people out there who have lost their lives trying to save homes; there are people who have lost their lives and their homes.”

He added, “And lastly, there’s the plight of the animals, a loss of their habitat that frankly is on a biblical scale and it’s heartbreaking. Therefore, tonight, I will be pledging $1 million dollars to support the bushfire relief fund.”

After which, the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

He also told the audience, “As I said earlier, this is a magnificent country and I love it here so much and to see what is happening here breaks my heart, so we have to come together. We have to fight and this is my bit towards it and I love Australia so much.”

The blazes have destroyed houses and even entire towns. Almost 18 million acres of land have been burned and close to a billion animals were affected with nearly 1/3 of the total koala population in New South Wales killed.

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