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Nicole Kidman & Keith City Donate $500,000 to Australian Fireplace Aid as Their Home 'Is Beneath Risk'

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Donate $500,000 to Australian Fire Relief as Their House 'Is Under Threat'


Nicole Kidman is protecting the victims and first responders of the devastating Australian wildfires in her ideas.

“Nicole Kidman and Keith City have donated $500,000 to Rural Fireplace Service,” a rep for Kidman tells PEOPLE.

“Their home will not be on fireplace. It’s below menace, so they’re protecting a detailed eye on it,” the actress’ rep provides.

On Saturday, at some point earlier than the Golden Globe Awards, Kidman, 52, was visibly upset when she attended the Gold Meets Golden occasion in Beverly Hills, throughout which the Huge Little Lies star, who’s nominated for finest efficiency by an actress in a tv collection, advised reporters: “I’m so sorry I’m so distracted by what’s occurring in Australia.”

“Our household’s assist, ideas and prayers are with everybody affected by the fires throughout Australia. We’re donating $500,000 to the Rural Fireplace Companies who’re all doing and giving a lot proper now,” Kidman shared on Instagram Saturday.

City, 52, who was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, additionally shared the identical assertion on Instagram.

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Our household’s assist, ideas and prayers are with everybody affected by the fires throughout Australia. We’re donating $500,000 to the Rural Fireplace Companies who’re all doing and giving a lot proper now.

A submit shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman) on Jan 4, 2020 at 3:10pm PST

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Celebrities, together with Pink and Celeste Barber, are pledging to assist these affected by the wildfires, which have claimed the lives of not less than 17 individuals and burned by greater than 11 million acres because it sparked in September. 

Because the greater than 130 fires proceed to burn, ecologists from the College of Sydney consider virtually half a billion complete mammals, birds and reptiles have additionally died within the fires since September.


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Our household’s assist, ideas, and prayers are with everybody affected by the fires throughout Australia. We’re donating $500,000 to the Rural Fireplace Companies who’re all doing and giving a lot proper now. – KU

A submit shared by Keith City (@keithurban) on Jan 4, 2020 at 3:27pm PST

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Final Wednesday — at some point after what was reportedly deemed the deadliest day of the hearth disaster since its begin — Australia deployed navy ships and plane to assist victims and communities in want.

As of final Thursday, there have been 2,000 firefighters working in New South Wales alone, with further assist arriving from america, Canada and New Zealand.

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Along with the animals, the ravaging blazes have left not less than 17 individuals lifeless — together with two firefighters, Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O’Dwyer — and lots of others unaccounted for, in addition to compelled a whole lot from their houses and left 1000’s stranded, CNN reported.

Thousands and thousands of acres of land throughout the continent have additionally been destroyed from the flames, together with 8.9 million acres of land in New South Wales, 2.9 million acres in Western Australia, 1.9 million acres in Victoria, not less than 618,000 acres in Queensland, and greater than 225,000 acres in South Australia, in response to CNN.

Reporting by ABBY STERN