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Metallica Donate $100,000 to California Wildfire Relief

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With wildfires once again raging in California, Metallica have lent a helping hand to organizations in their home state with a generous gift of $100,000 to assist those affected by the blazes in getting back on their feet.

If this story sounds familiar, it’s because Metallica did the exact same thing this time last year. Say whatever you want about Metallica’s modern-day output, but there is no questioning the integrity of the band members when it comes to charitable causes.

Through the band’s own All Within My Hands charitable organization, the donation was split equally between the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.

Metallica issued the following statement via social media:

“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 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. Whether you are able to contribute money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies, or your time by volunteering or providing temporary housing, every bit helps.

“Donate to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund ➡️ https://www.sonomacf.org/…/kincade-fire-response-where-to-g…

“Donate to the Wildfire Relief Fund ➡️ https://www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund

Donate if you can! On behalf of everyone at MetalSucks, we wish all those affected by the fires or in danger of being affected by the fires the very best.

[via Loudwire]

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