Olivia Newton-John pleads with fans to donate to save wildlife amid Australian bushfires: 'It breaks my heart'

"It breaks my heart to see what is happening in my beloved Australia. You can all help the animals and the Aussies by sending donations to the @australiazoo and the @redcrossau. Thank you - every dollar helps!!! Love and light, Olivia," she captioned the list of charities


                            Olivia Newton-John pleads with fans to donate to save wildlife amid Australian bushfires: 'It breaks my heart'
Olivia Newton-John (Getty Images)

Olivia Newton-John, like many other celebrities, has taken to social media to plead to her fans and urge them to donate to animal charities amid devastating Australia's bushfire crisis, which is far from getting over.

On Sunday, January 6,  the 71-year-old actress took to Instagram and posted a list of charity organizations working to help the wildlife being affected by the fires. "It breaks my heart to see what is happening in my beloved Australia. You can all help the animals and the Aussies by sending donations to the @australiazoo and the @redcrossau. Thank you - every dollar helps!!! Love and light, Olivia," she captioned the list. 

She joined a growing list of Australian-born stars who have pledged money to the Australian bushfire appeals. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban donated $500,000 to the Australian Rural Fire Service on Sunday. Comedian Celeste Barber has raised more than $32 million.

Olivia Newton-John attends the VIP reception for upcoming "Property of Olivia Newton-John Auction Event at Julien’s Auctions on October 29, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Her fans immediately started praising the actress for supporting the animals Down Under. "Thank you Olivia, for being our voice. Your my shining star! God bless you," wrote one, while another commented: "Well said, dear Olivia, the animals are those who pay the highest price." 

Hours before she was supposed to attend the Golden Globes 2020, actress Margot Robbie logged into Instagram and pleaded with her fans to donate whatever they can to the victims of the devastating bushfires. 

The Australian-born 29-year-old actress shared a number of her childhood photos from her family's farm in rural Queensland to show why she felt a personal connection to the immense losses suffered by Australians due to the natural catastrophe. 

"I'm sure you're all aware of what is happening in Australia at the moment with the fires. I didn't want to show you more pictures of the devastation," said Robbie in an emotional video. "I really wanted to share with you some personal photos from my childhood." 

The 'Suicide Squad' star said that she had decided to film the video to show everyone how beautiful Australia is and why it was important to generously donate to save the country from the natural disaster plaguing it at the moment.

"I wanted you to see how beautiful our country is. Because it is so beautiful. And it's really, really hurting right now," continued Robbie. "It is so needed right now. Please, if you haven't already donated, please do. Let's give future generations the kind of childhood I was so lucky to have."

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