Last year, Metallica‘s All Within My Hands Foundation donated a total of $100,000 to wildfire relief efforts in their home state of California. Now, after another long year of fires across the state, the band are demonstrating their continued support; per an announcement from the band via Twitter and on All Within My Hands’ official site, Metallica have contributed another $100,000 to the cause.
“All Within My Hands 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,” according to the 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.”
The @AWMHFoundation 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 and $50,000 to the Wildfire Relief Fund.
— Metallica (@Metallica) November 5, 2019
Of the firefighters on the front lines, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says that nearly one fifth are inmate volunteers. And according to a report in The Sacramento Bee, many of those volunteers are unable to land firefighting work upon release.
Metallica have encouraged fans to follow their lead in supporting relief efforts: “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.”
Find out more about how to make a contribution here.
The band also donated to different charities throughout their 25-show World Wired tour this past summer. Metallica gave about $277,000 to help build Romania’s first children’s cancer center in August, and another $70,000 to help provide youth welfare services in Germany.
A HUGE thanks to all who attended a #WorldWired European show for helping us donate over €1.5million to local charities over the course of the 25-show tour. And special thanks to #MetInMannheim fans for wrapping it up with this contribution to Freezone. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH https://t.co/PwKoKuKtyI
— Metallica (@Metallica) August 26, 2019
In total, the band gave an estimated $1.65 million to charity over the summer, according to All Within My Hands.