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Fight Fire With Finance: Metallica give $250,000 to US wildfire relief

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Metallica have donated $250,000, via their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, to assist with wildfire relief in America

“Wildfires have become a cruel and unwelcome annual benchmark in California, and this year we have seen them tragically extend across the entire west coast of our country,” the band say in a statement. “This is the fourth consecutive year, dating back to the [2017] formation of the Foundation, that All Within My Hands has activated to support fire relief: the critical local services component of our mission.

“This year, we will be donating a sum of $250,000 to five organizations on the front line of this environmental crisis that has made its way into the lives and homes of far too many. The organizations include the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund, the Oregon Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund, the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County's Fire Response Fund, the North Valley Community Foundation Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund, and the Community Foundation of North Central Washington NCW Fire Relief Fund.

“We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies, or by giving your time volunteering or providing safe, temporary housing. Every little bit helps.”

The band previously made donations of $100,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California in 2018 and 2019.

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