With a slew of bushfires sweeping through Victoria, Australia, the Red Cross took to the air waves to raise some much needed funds for the victims of this unfortunate disaster.
During the telethon, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban appeared via satellite to announce their donation of $500,000 to the communities of Victoria.
“As Australians, I think the biggest thing is that no matter where you are in the world we support each other,” Kidman said on camera. “We’re Aussies, and we support each other and we rally. We would like to donate a half a million dollars on behalf of our family to the families that need it now.”
“For us it’s been gut wrenching as Aussies watching this and in particular to be so far away at the moment,” said Urban. “Our hearts go out tonight to all the families that are dealing with the loss of loved ones and having to rebuild their lives again too, which is really what this whole telethon has been about.”
Other Australian stars like Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe also made generous donations to the telethon that ended up raising over $19 million.
If you’d like to help out, visit RedCross.org.au and get involved!