Celeste Barber has setup up a fundraising campaign in the Facebook which crosses over $20 million.
Celeste Barber raises $20 Million in three days
🙏🏼 @celestebarber has achieved in 48hrs what our government failed to do in months, raising millions of dollars for our firies | You can still donate on her Facebook page or donate directly to the organisations below | https://t.co/ExOPzqYInE | https://t.co/9un5QPrLCV pic.twitter.com/Nh0OgCATx4
— Nicole da Silva (@nicdasilva) January 5, 2020
Celeste Barber who is a famous American comedian and writer had helped to raise funds more than $20 million for helping the Fire Services of New South Wales to combat the devastation and deadly bushfires around the state. Most interestingly the comedian has managed to garner over more than $25 million for the cause in three days through the Facebook fundraiser and her Instagram influence. She stated that her family members were also caught in the bush fire at Edin and her father-in-law was rescued overnight.
The response to the fundraising was huge and enormous as donations were made from all over the world. A number of celebrities have also donated money to support the cause. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban had donated $500,000. US pop star Pink had also donated $500,000. Australian Tennis players Nick Kyrgios, Alex de Minaur and Sam Stosur had stated that they will donate $200 for every they will hit and send down in competition. They are followed by many other players. Celebrities such as Selma Blair, Ellen DeGeneres, Gary Janetti, Kim Kardashian West and many others had also made donations to the cause.
How the fundraising was started?
Fundraising for the cause was started on Friday by Celeste Barber through her Facebook page originally. She wrote, “Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I am raising money for The Trustee for the NSW Rural Fire Service & Bridges Donations Fund and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Throughout the day she also posted updates on her Instagram account about her cause and the growing magnitude of the donations.
The comedian also put an open letter to local member Andrew Constance for more government support to the community. She also shared her appreciation for the donations.