Pink pledges $500,000 to fight Australia wildfires

Raise your glass to Pink.

The pop star on Saturday morning pledged to donate $500,000 to help fight the wildfires that have swept across Australia since September, killing almost 500,000 animals and at least 17 people.

“I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires,” the 40-year-old, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, wrote on Instagram.

“I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines,” she added. “My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”

The singer-songwriter also shared the details of local state fire services where her fans could donate to:

Pink, who is currently taking a break from music to focus on family life, extolled the virtues of kindness while accepting the People’s Champion of 2019 accolade at the E! People’s Choice Awards in November.

I don’t care about your politics. I care about your kids,” said the UNICEF ambassador. “I care about decency and humanity and kindness. Kindness today is an act of rebellion. There are people that don’t have what you have. Help them get it.”

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: P!nk and Willow Sage Hart attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: Willow Sage Hart (L) and singer-songwriter Pink attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink and Willow Sage Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink and Willow Sage Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Singer Pink and daughter Willow Sage Hart arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink, Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Pink and daughter Willow Sage Hart arrive at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: (L-R) Pink, Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Pink, Carey Hart and daughter Willow Hart are seen on July 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: (L-R) Carey Hart, P!nk and Willow Sage Hart arrive in London ahead of headlining V Festival at Hyde Park on August 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Singer Pink and daughter Willow arrive at the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Motorcycle Racer Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart and singer-songwriter Pink attend the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images).
Singer-songwriter Pink attends the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' with her husband Carey Hart (L) and daughter Willow Sage Hart, May 23, 2106 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Pink and their daughter Willow are seen on April 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Pink (aka Alecia Moore) and her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, as seen on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Pink and Willow Sage Hart leave the Restaurant Sarabeth's in Tribeca on September 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo By Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 12: Pink and Baby Willow Sage Hart Seen Leaving Harrods on September 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Moss/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 09: Singer Pink, her husband Carey Hart and their baby Willow Sage Hart are seen in the 'Jardins du Luxembourg' on September 9, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Alecia Beth Moore (Pink), Willow Sage Hart and Carey Hart attend the 'Happy Feet Two' Los Angeles Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 06: Pink Willow Sage Hart sighting on October 06, 2011 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Christopher Peterson/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
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“There is a planet that needs help. It feels good to help,” she added. “It feels powerful to help. Stop fighting each other and help each other. Get together with your friends and change the fucking world.”

Pink’s decision to put her money where her mouth is was widely welcomed on Twitter:

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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