BLACKPINK’s Rosé, PENTAGON’s Kino, CIX’s Seunghun, And More Express Concern For Australia And Donate To Help Fight Bushfires
Updated January 10 KST:
Stray Kids’ Bang Chan has also shared a post about the bushfires in Australia, where he and Felix are from.
He began, “I’ll be honest. Felix and I have both been having a hard time being aware that Australia is under fatal circumstances.” He expressed that they are praying and thanked their friends, family, and fans who are doing what they can to help out.
“If Australia suffers, we suffer too,” Bang Chan concluded.
Read his full post below:
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I’ll be honest. Felix and I have both been having a hard time being aware that Australia is under fatal circumstances. Australia has always been known as the country, home to not only exotic flora and fauna but to amazing people as well. It is also our home where we and both our families grew up in, a place filled with all of our childhood memories. Hearing the news about the unfortunate casualties really breaks our hearts and we are praying that Australia can get better soon. We would like to thank all of our friends, families and STAYs that are doing whatever they can to help out. Our land abounds in nature's gifts Of beauty, rich and rare If Australia suffers, we suffer too. ⠀⠀ #PrayForAustralia
More Korean celebrities have donated to aid in the fight against bushfires in Australia, which have already burned approximately 17.9 million acres, displaced thousands of residents, and killed an estimated billion animals.
Previously, Jay Park revealed that he donated $30,000 to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
[#IM] Please pray for Australia
— 몬스타엑스_MONSTA X (@OfficialMonstaX) January 9, 2020
BLACKPINK’s Rosé posted photos on Instagram of animals affected by the fires, and wrote:
It breaks my heart to see this. Australia is on fire and it has been for too long now. I am heartbroken for the people and homes suffering from the fires and the millions of innocent and beautiful wildlife creatures that are injured and dying right now. Australia is a place that I grew up in and I am so sad to see this happen to such a beautiful country. I will try my best to support and to my fans, please visit any of these links to see if you can help:
Every page should have a link in the bio that leads you to a website so you can help. We can make a difference if we all join in. Please help to save my home country.
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It breaks my heart to see this. Australia is on fire and it has been for too long now. I am heartbroken for the people and homes suffering from the fires and the millions of innocent and beautiful wildlife creatures that are injured and dying right now. Australia is a place that I grew up in and I am so sad to see this happen to such a beautiful country. I will try my best to support and to my fans, please visit any of these links to see if you can help: @nswrfs @redcrossau @salvosau @vinniesnsw @wireswildliferescue @wwf Every page should have a link in the bio that leads you to a website so you can help. We can make a difference if we all join in. Please help to save my home country ?
VICTON’s Choi Byung Chan posted a confirmation message after donating to the Community Enterprise Foundation, and wrote, “I hope this helps at least a little.”
— VICTON 빅톤 (@NewWorld_VICTON) January 8, 2020
CIX’s Seunghun, who also donated to the Community Enterprise Foundation, wrote, “I donated in order to be even a small help to all the people and animals affected by the bushfires. I hope small [donations] like this can accumulate to become a big miracle. #PrayForAustralia”
— CIX (@CIX_twt) January 9, 2020
PENTAGON’s Kino posted photos of affected animals, and wrote:
Hello, this is Kino.
Right now, due to the most severe drought since 1965, hot and dry weather, and strong winds, there are immense bushfires that are not being easily contained.
The affected area is over 100 times that of the size of Seoul. Due to bushfires that have persisted for six months, in addition to the damage to nature and lives affected, over half a billion animals and insects have died. Koalas particularly, move slowly, and are unable to escape the fires as quickly as others, and it’s reported that over 40 percent of them have died. My heart hearts so much.. Thousands of firefighters, reservists, and volunteers are working together to contain the fires. I’d like it if we contributed to help the animals and people of Australia.
Many people around the world are doing the same.
You can donate to Wires, WWF, RSPCA to help the koalas and other affected animals.
To aid with relief efforts in affected areas, you can donate to The Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross, Vinnies, Foodbank, and many more organizations. You can also donate through Naver Happy Bean.
Please tell the people around you, and it would be great if you would sincerely pray [for Australia]. Send some love with me to the animals and people of Australia who are in pain. Thank you.
These photos are from News Corp Australia.
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[#키노] 안녕하세요 키노입니다. 현재 호주에서는 1965년 이후 최소 강수량을 기록하는 가뭄과 고온건조한 날씨, 강한 바람으로 인해 대규모의 산불이 쉽게 진화되지 않고 있다고 합니다. 서울 면적의 100배가 넘는 규모의 화재입니다. 6개월째 계속되는 산불로 인해 자연과 인명피해는 물론이고, 5억마리 이상의 동물과 곤충들이 죽어가고 있어요. 특히 코알라는 행동이 느려서 다른 동물들과 달리 빠르게 대피하지 못하고 약 40%이상이 떼죽음을 당했다고 합니다. 너무 마음이 아파요.. 수천 명의 소방대원들과 많은 예비군, 자원봉사자들이 힘을 합쳐 진화작업을 하고 있습니다. 저희도 함께 힘을 보태어 동물들과 호주 국민분들에게 도움이 될 수 있다면 좋을 것 같습니다. 지금도 전세계에서 많은 사람들이 마음을 보태고 있습니다. 코알라등 피해동물 지원은 Wires, WWF, RSPCA 피해지역 구호민 지원은 The Salvation Armys, Australian Red Cross, Vinnies, Foodbank 등 다양한 기부처가 있고, 네이버 해피빈으로도 도움을 줄 수 있습니다. 주변 사람들에게 알리고, 진심으로 기도해주시면 좋겠습니다. 저와 함께 고통받는 작은 동물들과 호주 국민들에게 사랑을 보내주세요. 감사합니다? 사진 출처는 뉴스코프오스트레일리아입니다.
Actress Gong Hyo Jin wrote, “Is there anything that we can do to help?”
Sam Hammington wrote on his Instagram, “This made me cry. Why are these bushfires so bad. This is crazy. The Australian government needs to make policy changes now!”