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Celebrities raise over $100m for bushfire relief

By Julia Contrucci

A countrywide catastrophe caused by drought and extreme heat, the bushfires dominating Australia since last September have claimed 24 lives and over half a billion animals.

The environmental disaster has mobilized over $100 million in donations as celebrities, corporations and communities cry out for help.

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Actor Chris Hemsworth announced on Instagram on January 7 a donation of $1 million to bushfire relief.

Elton John has restarted his farewell tour in Australia and announced that he was donating $1 million to victims of the “apocalyptic” bushfires.

Australian author, fitness empire owner and mother-of-four Sophie Guidolin: $1 million halved between NSW RFS and SA CFS plus bootcamps to raise money for Kangaroo Island.

Ellen DeGeneres has launched a GoFundMe for Australia Bushfire Relief: $860,640 and counting

Ex-AFL ruck Daniel Gorringe (Goz) GoFundMe for the Red Cross: $21,700 and counting.

Meanwhile, tennis star Nick Kyrgios pledged to donate $200 to those affected by bushfires for every ace he hits across events he plays this summer, prompting Sam Stosur to follow his lead.

Every ace served across the 10-day ATP Cup in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney will deliver $100 to the Australian Red Cross bushfire disaster relief.

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