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Actor Chris Hemsworth donates $1 million to Australia relief

Actor Chris Hemsworth at the 2017 Comic Con panel for "Thor: Ragnarok", Photo...
Actor Chris Hemsworth at the 2017 Comic Con panel for "Thor: Ragnarok", Photo Date: 7/22/2017
Published: Jan. 7, 2020 at 2:33 PM CST
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Actor Chris Hemsworth and his family pledged $1 million to fight the devastating fires in Australia.

The actor, known for playing 'Thor' in the Avengers movies, donated the money to inspire others to help too.

More than 20 people and about half a billion animals have lost their lives in the fires that have burned through millions of acres.

Thousands of homes have also been damaged or destroyed.

Bushfires occur annually in Australia, but severe weather conditions have contributed to a season worse than the region has seen in decades, and the Australian summer has just begun.

Hemsworth announced his million-dollar pledge on Instagram, where he posted links to organizations and charities working to fight the Australian fires.

The Australia Red Cross is taking donations for the bushfires. Find out how you can help,

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