Chris Hemsworth and family donate $1 million to Australian bushfire relief

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Chris Hemsworth and his famous family have donated one million dollars to the bushfire relief fund in Australia. 

Thor actor Chris took to his Instagram account to upload a short video revealing his generous donation to fans and also asked his followers to “dig deep” and make a contribution themselves. 

Chris Hemsworth has revealed his family is donating one million dollars to the Australian bushfire relief fund. Photo: Instagram/Chris Hemsworth

“Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars,” Chris wrote in the caption. 

“Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated. In my bio I’ve added links to support the firefighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time. 

“Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya.”

The actor went on to tell his followers that Australia is “really in the thick of it” at the moment with the bushfires and with “warmer weather on the way, there’s plenty of challenging times ahead and still to come”.

“Dig deep, lots of love and we’ll keep pushing forward,” he said.  

Chris’ younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, also shared the actor’s post on his own Instagram account.

Chris and his family have dug deep into their pockets for the Australian bushfire relief fund. Photo: Getty Images

Last month, Aussie heartthrob Chris and his actress wife, Elsa Pataky, announced they were auctioning off a one-hour workout session with him for one lucky fan.

The super-fit couple said they were donating their time to raise funds for local firefighters battling the bushfires that continue to devastate the country.

The Byron Bay celebrity locals have also thrown their star power behind the fundraising event Make It Rain which is being held over two big nights in January at the iconic Byron Bay Beach Hotel.

Organised by Aussie rock legend Tex Perkins, Make It Rain will feature performances by artists including Wolfmother, Bernard Fanning and Tim Rogers, with Chris Hemsworth himself MC-ing one of the evenings.

Proceeds from ticket sales to the feel-good event as well as the online auction will go to the NSW RFS Northern Rivers and Far North Coast Brigades.

The Hemsworths aren’t the only Aussie stars who have donated money to help support victims of the bushfires.

Celebrities dig deep for Australia

Celeste Barber has raised a whopping $41 million (and counting) since starting a fundraising page on her Facebook account four days ago.

The Aussie comic has officially cemented her place as a bonafide national treasure this week after her ambitious fundraiser went viral all over the world.

Yesterday Aussie icon Kylie Minogue announced she and her family were pledging half a million dollars to ‘the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required’ following the catastrophic blazes.

The Melbourne-born pop icon announced she and her family had contributed funds in a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday, adding that the destruction to her homeland is ‘heartbreaking’.

“Last year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting some of the many beautiful places in my homeland for the first time,” the 51-year-old captioned a solemn snap of herself dressed casually in a dry, smoky paddock.

“Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking. As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required,” she continued.

Kylie concluded her message by urging her followers to dig deep, too.

“Big or small, from near or far, any support will help those affected by the devastating bushfires. With love, The Minogue Family,” she wrote.

Nicole Kidman also took to her Instagram account to announce that she and her husband, Keith Urban, would be donating $500,000 to the firies.

One day earlier, superstar singer Pink also pledged $500,000 to help with bushfire relief.

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