Foodbank Victoria provides food to families and individuals in need, as well as fresh water to the firefighters in Victoria who are battling the fires, which have already claimed the lives of 25 people, 2,000 homes and an estimated 1 billion animals. In addition to volunteering her time, Lizzo also shared links on her Twitter page informing her followers of how they can donate to local state fire services.[video_embed id='-1']Elton John pledges $1 million to bushfire relief after powerful speech[/video_embed]During her performance at the Sydney Opera House, Lizzo spoke about the devastation caused by the wildfires and how moved she was during her time at Foodbank Victoria. “I met some of the most special people who are volunteering their patience and their time and their love and their energy into feeding people who have been displaced,” said Lizzo, who revealed she had also spent time at a koala sanctuary. Lizzo urged fans to donate using the designated donation centres set up at her concert and confirmed that she too had donated to various charities throughout Australia.
“100% that Foodbank!” Thanks again @lizzo for visiting our warehouse yesterday and chatting with our hardworking volunteers and staff who have been working tirelessly to provide food relief to bushfire affected communities. Add hamper packing to her list long of talents @fomoaus pic.twitter.com/llvd7dgRKw— Foodbank Victoria (@FoodbankVic) January 8, 2020
Pink, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Rebel Wilson, Chris Hemsworth, Selena Gomez, Nick Kroll and Margot Robbie are just some of the celebrities who have made sizable donations to wildfire efforts and have been using their social media platforms to help raise awareness.[video_embed id='1858042']2019 was the Year of Lizzo[/video_embed]
Lizzo (@lizzo) speaks about the bushfires, @wildlife_vic, visiting @FoodbankVic and the koala sanctuary in Melbourne #AustraliaFires pic.twitter.com/DWRqtkZ2hk— Kate Pattison (@katepatto) January 8, 2020