CALIFORNIA (CelebrityAccess) – Metallica have pledged to donate $200,000 through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation to help relief efforts as devastating wildfires have ravaged parts of both Northern and Southern California this past month.
“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 band said in a statement posted to Facebook Monday (Nov. 4). “The All Within My Hands Foundation would like to lend support to those affected in both Northern and Southern California by donating $100,000 to assist in relief, $50,000 to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund – created by the Community Foundation Sonoma County – and $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund – created by the California Community Foundation. 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. We would also like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need as well as the first responders who have been working tirelessly to keep Californians safe.”
It is the second year in a row that the band has pledged support for the state in the wake of tragic fires. In 2018, Metallica donated $100,000 while in 2017 they headlined a wildfire relief concert in San Francisco.
According to NPR, the most recent California fires are almost fully contained, however, the destruction has been extensive. Thousands of acres of land have already been lost while hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes.
You can read the band’s statement in full below: