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Catriona Gray, local stars react to Australia's bushfire crisis

Several local celebrities took to social media to express their thoughts on the ongoing massive bushfire crisis in Australia.

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1/5/2020 3:00 PM
Catriona Gray, local stars react to Australia's bushfire crisis


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Several local celebrities took to social media to express their thoughts on the ongoing massive bushfire crisis in Australia.

On Instagram, Miss Universe 2018 titleholder Catriona Gray, who is half-Australian, urged her more than 8 million followers to join her in praying for her other home country.

"Father God, I pray for Australia. I pray for rains that would come and dispel the fires that are raging. I pray for your protection over the land, all of its people, their families and wildlife. I pray for the volunteers, the firefighters, the servicemen who are putting their lives at risk every day. We ask for a mighty miracle Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN," she said.

"Australia is in a state of emergency! For two months, we have seen unprecedented heat and catastrophic bushfires sweep across the nation, with today’s forecast to be the worst so far, and the fire season is only just beginning," added Catriona, who also shared a link to local fire services where her fans can make donations.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prayer warriors, please join me in praying for Australia. 🙏 Father God, I pray for Australia. I pray for rains that would come and dispel the fires that are raging. I pray for your protection over the land, all of its people, their families and wildlife. I pray for the volunteers, the firefighters, the servicemen who are putting their lives at risk every day. We ask for a mighty miracle Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN. 🤍 Australia is in a state of emergency! For two months, we have seen unprecedented heat and catastrophic bushfires sweep across the nation, with today’s forecast to be the worst so far, and the fire season is only just beginning... The damage caused so far devastates me to my core: ⁣ ⁣ - 14.5 million acres of land has been lost. That’s six times more than the Amazon fires in 2019. ⁣ - Half a billion animals have been burnt alive, with fears some species of animals and natives have been wiped out completely. ⁣ - 20 people have died, more are missing and the death toll is estimated to rise. ⁣ - 8,000 koalas have died and are now declared “functionally extinct”.⁣ - 1,500 homes have been lost, with tens of thousands of people being evacuated and entire towns fleeing for shelter on the beach or boats.⁣⁣ - Canberra experienced the worst air quality in the world partly from a cloud of smoke as large as Europe.⁣ ⁣ We are experiencing a national crisis, and it is only going to get worse. Right now we need a miracle to stop these fires. Our firefighters are VOLUNTEERS, taking time off from their paying jobs to put their lives on the line for us. Please help & donate to these charities (LINK IN BIO) & if you can’t donate, please share this:⁣ ⁣ - @NSWRFS: to help the volunteer firefighters battling on the frontline. ⁣ - @WIRESWILDLIFERESCUE: to help the wildlife victims. ⁣ - @SALVOSAU: to help families & communities affected by the fires with food, resources, etc. ⁣

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A "moved" Gary Valenciano shared Catriona's post on his respective page and wrote: Let’s pray for Australia. Many of our kababayans love their and Australia has been good to them. The entire continent of Australia really needs our prayers friends."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friends...I’m really moved by this post😔Let’s pray for Australia🙏🏼♥️🇵🇭♥️🇦🇺 Many of our kababayans love their and Australia has been good to them🇦🇺🇵🇭The entire continent of Australia really needs our prayers friends😔🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 - RepostBy @catriona_gray: "Prayer warriors, please join me in praying for Australia. 🙏 Father God, I pray for Australia. I pray for rains that would come and dispel the fires that are raging. I pray for your protection over the land, all of its people, their families and wildlife. I pray for the volunteers, the firefighters, the servicemen who are putting their lives at risk every day. We ask for a mighty miracle Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN. 🤍 Australia is in a state of emergency! For two months, we have seen unprecedented heat and catastrophic bushfires sweep across the nation, with today’s forecast to be the worst so far, and the fire season is only just beginning... The damage caused so far devastates me to my core: ⁣ ⁣ - 14.5 million acres of land has been lost. That’s six times more than the Amazon fires in 2019. ⁣ - Half a billion animals have been burnt alive, with fears some species of animals and natives have been wiped out completely. ⁣ - 20 people have died, more are missing and the death toll is estimated to rise. ⁣ - 8,000 koalas have died and are now declared “functionally extinct”.⁣ - 1,500 homes have been lost, with tens of thousands of people being evacuated and entire towns fleeing for shelter on the beach or boats.⁣⁣ - Canberra experienced the worst air quality in the world partly from a cloud of smoke as large as Europe.⁣ ⁣ We are experiencing a national crisis, and it is only going to get worse. Right now we need a miracle to stop these fires. Our firefighters are VOLUNTEERS, taking time off from their paying jobs to put their lives on the line for us. Please help & donate to these charities (LINK IN BIO) & if you can’t donate, please share this:⁣ ⁣ - @NSWRFS: to help the volunteer firefighters battling on the frontline. ⁣ - @WIRESWILDLIFERESCUE: to help the wildlife victims. ⁣ - @SALVOSAU: to help families & communities affected by the fires with food, resources, etc. ⁣"

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On Sunday morning, reportedly nearly 150 fires were burning in New South Wales and dozens more in Victoria. Property losses from wildfires were estimated in the hundreds as of Saturday.

According to CNN, at least 23 people have died in the wildfires and an estimate of more than 1,300 homes have been destroyed.

Check out other posts from celebrities below:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

🙏🏼 #prayforaustralia

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Dasal para sa Australia 🙏🏼 #Repost @catriona_gray with @make_repost ・・・ Prayer warriors, please join me in praying for Australia. 🙏 Father God, I pray for Australia. I pray for rains that would come and dispel the fires that are raging. I pray for your protection over the land, all of its people, their families and wildlife. I pray for the volunteers, the firefighters, the servicemen who are putting their lives at risk every day. We ask for a mighty miracle Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN. 🤍 Australia is in a state of emergency! For two months, we have seen unprecedented heat and catastrophic bushfires sweep across the nation, with today’s forecast to be the worst so far, and the fire season is only just beginning... The damage caused so far devastates me to my core: ⁣ ⁣ - 14.5 million acres of land has been lost. That’s six times more than the Amazon fires in 2019. ⁣ - Half a billion animals have been burnt alive, with fears some species of animals and natives have been wiped out completely. ⁣ - 20 people have died, more are missing and the death toll is estimated to rise. ⁣ - 8,000 koalas have died and are now declared “functionally extinct”.⁣ - 1,500 homes have been lost, with tens of thousands of people being evacuated and entire towns fleeing for shelter on the beach or boats.⁣⁣ - Canberra experienced the worst air quality in the world partly from a cloud of smoke as large as Europe.⁣ ⁣ We are experiencing a national crisis, and it is only going to get worse. Right now we need a miracle to stop these fires. Our firefighters are VOLUNTEERS, taking time off from their paying jobs to put their lives on the line for us. Please help & donate to these charities (LINK IN BIO) & if you can’t donate, please share this:⁣ ⁣ - @NSWRFS: to help the volunteer firefighters battling on the frontline. ⁣ - @WIRESWILDLIFERESCUE: to help the wildlife victims. ⁣ - @SALVOSAU: to help families & communities affected by the fires with food, resources, etc. ⁣

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