Pink, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Pledge to Donate $500,000 in Response to Australian Wildfires

Pink, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are among the celebrities who are pledging money in response to the devastating wildfires in Australia.

Pop star Pink announced Saturday that she is donating $500,000 to aid local firefighters battling the blazes.

She tweeted about her donation and provided links to organizations that fans could donate to provide support.

"I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires," Pink wrote. "I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz."

RCA Records, Pink's record label, did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Besides the "Just Give Me A Reason" singer, other celebrities, especially those with Australian ties, have shown their support for the firefighters and other workers providing services during the fires.

Husband and wife Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are also donating $500,000 for fire relief, People reported late Saturday. Both of them shared the news on their individual Instagram accounts.

Actress Rebel Wilson shared a photo to her Instagram with a Zookeeper, working to help animals. "Shout out to @zookeeper_chad from @featherdalewildlifepark who has been helping rescue animals from the NSW bushfires and is just an all round legend," the Pitch Perfect actress wrote.

Actor Russell Crowe has posted many photos to his Instagram of the bushfires' destruction. In November 2019, he posted a list of brigades that he was donating $5,000 each to for a total of $100,000 Australian dollars. "I hope wherever you are in Australia, or California or anywhere else facing bushfires , that you and yours remain safe," he wrote in a November post.

On Thursday, actress Naomi Watts posted a video on Instagram, showing how the wildlife normally sounds and wrote about how the fires have affected the area. "The fires have been truly horrendous. It's so upsetting and worrying," she wrote. "So much wildlife already lost. And still much of the summer ahead. My heart goes out to those who've lost loved ones and homes. Big gratitude to the brave firemen who literally haven't stopped during the holidays!! Heartbroken for all the animals, plants and land..."

On Saturday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the death toll from the fires had risen to 23, The Associated Press reported. He called up approximately 3,000 reservists to help battle the conflagrations. The fires have so far 12.35 million acres of land and burned over 1,500 homes.

Queen Elizabeth II sent her condolences to the country, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. In a statement, she said: "I have been deeply saddened to hear of the continued bushfires and their devastating impact across many parts of Australia. My thanks go out to the emergency services, and those who put their own lives in danger to help communities in need. Prince Philip and I send our thoughts and prayers to all Australians at this difficult time."

Updated 7:59 PM ET, to include statements by Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.

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P!nk attends the 53nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Pink donated $500,000 to fight Australian wildfires on Saturday. Taylor Hill/Getty
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