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.”

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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.