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Celebrities donate to Woolsey Fire recovery and firefighting efforts

Posted: 10:01 AM, Nov 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-15 18:01:35Z

MALIBU (CNS) - Supermodel Bella Hadid has donated $10,000 toward fighting mud slides in Malibu expected as a result of the still-burning Woolsey Fire, it was reported Thursday.

Hadid, 22, donated the money to the Malibu Disaster Prevention & Relief Fund, the celebrity news website TMZ.com reported. The GoFundMe page is spearheaded by the Point Dume Bomberos (firefighters), who need the money to pack sandbags, buy pool pumps, generators, respirators, cleanup materials and other tools.

Rain could arrive sometime next week and fire officials have said fast-moving mudslides -- possibly like the catastrophic one in Montecito earlier this year -- could be powerful enough to bring down trees and tons of other debris. Hadid lost her Montecito home in January from devastating floods and has seen the area where she was raised -- Malibu -- decimated.

Bella's not the only celebrity pitching in to help Malibu get back on

its feet, TMZ reported. Patton Oswalt donated $5,000 to rebuild a horse ranch that burned down. Jon Favreau kicked in $1,000 to another Woolsey Fire relief fund and Sean Astin donated $1,000 to a similar cause.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have donated $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, Happy Hippie, a representative told CNN. The funds will be used for ``those in financial need, emergency relief assistance, community rebuilding, wildfire prevention and climate change resilience," according to a statement.

Hemsworth on Tuesday posted a photo of the remains of the home he shared with Cyrus. Other celebrities who lost homes in California's fires are Neil Young, Robin Thicke and Gerard Butler.