Multiple wildfires are still raging in both northern and southern California and as a result firefighters across the state are doing all they can to contain the fires and bring them under control. But that is no easy feat.
The fires are so bad that the National Weather Service gave an extreme red flag warning and had thousands of Los Angeles residents evacuated from their homes.
In an ominous new warning, the National Weather Service issued a rare “extreme red flag warning” for Southern California through Thursday evening, saying winds could top 80 mph and be the strongest in more than a decade https://t.co/LQt1VjzQdE
— Gustavo Arellano for Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 29, 2019
On Monday, actor and WWE superstar John Cena announced on Twitter that he would donate $500,000 to a charity that benefits first responders.
The star who plays a firefighter in his upcoming film “Playing with Fire,” lauded the efforts of crews battling the blazes in California and asked Paramount Pictures, which is distributing the comedy movie, to do the same.
He took to Twitter to say, “Right now, California is in dire straits. It is burning. It is under siege from massive wildfires statewide, which means that our first responders are working around the clock and they need our help.
“I want Paramount to do me one favour. I want them to pick a charity. Pick a charity that aids our first responders as soon as possible.
“On behalf of Playing With Fire, and out of respect to the people who I truly believe are heroes, my response will be to immediately donate half a million dollars to this cause.”
“This is the right thing to do and I am doing my part to help the cause. I wish everyone the best of luck, please stay safe and you are our heroes.” he added.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 28, 2019
Paramount Pictures responded by thanking the star on Twitter and chose the California Fire Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation, to which Cena responded by saying the organizations are “two incredible choices,” and adding “a total of $500K is coming
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