California wildfires: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth donate $500,000 to fire victims after losing their home

The couple's Malibu home was destroyed in the fire

Chelsea Ritschel
in New York
Tuesday 13 November 2018 21:29
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth donate $500,000 after losing home in wildfire (Getty)
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth donate $500,000 after losing home in wildfire (Getty)

After losing their home in one of the deadly California wildfires, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have donated $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus’ charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation.

A representative for Cyrus said in a statement to the Associated Press on Tuesday: “Miley and Liam lost their home but are very grateful to be safe along with their animals.

“Their community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others.”

The couple’s home was in Malibu, where fires have been burning since Thursday, forcing thousands to evacuate.

Cyrus and Hemsworth hope their donation will “restore Malibu’s magic.”

“These funds will be used for those in financial need, emergency relief assistance, community rebuilding, wildfire prevention and climate change resilience,” the statement reads.

The Malibu Foundation was created to "support the community of Malibu and its neighbours as they work to rebuild after the Woolsey Fire," according to its website.

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Cyrus previously shared the news that her home was destroyed on Instagram, where she said that she is one of the “lucky ones,” because she and Hemsworth made it out safely along with their animals.

“My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family and friends stand strong,” she wrote.

The singer concluded her post thanking firefighters and the LA county sheriff’s department and urging her followers to donate money, time or supplies.

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