Heavy metal band, Metallica, announced on Twitter that they will donate $100,000 through its non-profit organization, All Within My Hands to help with wildfire relief efforts across California.
“Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires,” the California-bred band tweeted Monday night.
Half the funds will go to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the other $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund to aid with the devastating fires.
Both organizations are dedicated to long-term recovery efforts, “helping residents resume normal lives as they get back on their feet after the devastation of these firestorms,” Monday’s announcement noted.
Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires.— Metallica (@Metallica) November 5, 2019
The band also encouraged fans to help firefighters and those affected by the blazes: “Whether you are able to contribute money, nonperishable food, clothing and other supplies, or your time by volunteering or providing temporary housing, every bit helps.”
During last year’s destructive fires, the quartet also donated $100,000 to the North Valley Community and the Los Angeles Fire Department foundations, which offer services to victims in evacuation centers.
Metallica joins a steadily growing list of celebrities who are pitching in for the cause.