Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has announced that she has set up a GoFundMe page for the Australian bushfire relief, with the aim of raising $5 million.
“This campaign will help the firefighters, people, and animals of Australia,” the page reads.
“The goal is to raise $5 million, and with your help, Ellen believes we can reach that goal and help those in need.”
Despite only being created several hours ago, the page has already reached just under $300,000 and is growing by the minute.
On Tuesday’s episode of her talk show, the host addressed the bushfire crisis.
“I love Australia,” she said. “I love Australia so much I even married an Australian. A few years ago I got to see how incredible Australia is in person. We took our show there, and I fell in love with the country and the people. And right now, Australia needs our help.”
Australia is in an emergency like nothing anyone on earth has seen before. Please help. Donate if you can. The loss of homes, and the lives of people and animals is catastrophic. https://t.co/vn6Qky3BbX pic.twitter.com/MeOZJDIsRX
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 7, 2020
In recent days, a number of other celebrity have announced big donations to help Australia, including Nicole Kidman, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, and Elton John who is donating $1 million to the relief efforts.
To donate to Ellen’s GoFundMe page, click here.