Metallica makes $100,000 donation to California wildfire relief efforts
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Metallica announced Friday that it made a $100,000 donation towards relief efforts in California as the state continues to be ravaged by wildfires.

The legendary heavy metal group, which is based in San Francisco, said in a statement that they made the donation through their All Within My Hands foundation and called on fans to “support those in need and first responders.”

“Sadly once again communities in California are experiencing historically devastating wild fires in both the Northern and Southern parts of the state,” the band’s foundation said in the statement. 

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“All Within My Hands has made a $50,000 donation each to the North Valley Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation; both agencies provide service to victims at evacuation centers and other much needed relief,” the statement continued. 

“We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies or by giving your time volunteering or providing temporary housing,” Metallica added in the statement. “Every little bit helps.”

The announcement arrives amid a rising death toll in the state as blazes continue to scorch parts of northern and southern California.

According to CNN, 71 people have so far been confirmed killed in the Camp Fire that started in early November. The fire has been reported as the deadliest and most destructive blaze in the state’s history.