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Shock as Kylie Jenner pledges $200K donation in aid of bushfires

Shock as Kylie Jenner pledges $200K donation in aid of bushfires


‘Are you sure it’s us?’ Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland general manager Justin Choveaux admits he was shocked to hear Kylie Jenner pledge $200,000 donation

A source told DailyMail.com that Kylie Jenner donated $1million to several relief organisations in Australia in aid of the bushfire crisis. 

On Tuesday, Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland general manager Justin Choveaux told The Courier Mail that the star’s publicist called to pledge $200,000.

However, Justin admitted he initially thought it was a case of mistaken identity. 

‘Are you sure it’s us?’ Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland general manager Justin Choveaux admitted he was shocked to hear Kylie Jenner (pictured) pledge a $200,000 donation 

‘I said, “Are you sure it’s us? We’re in Queensland, we’re fire brigades so if you want to help people whose houses have burned down that’s not us”,’ he recalled. 

‘They said, “No, we want to give you money”,’ Justin went on to tell the paper. 

The self-made billionaire’s donation will go towards providing Queensland rural fire brigades with tablets offering live fire mapping systems. 

'They want to give us money': Justin told The Courier Mail that Kylie's publicist called to pledge a donation on Tuesday. He initially thought it was a case of mistaken identity. Pictured: A bushfire raging near Canungra, South East Queensland in September 2019

‘They want to give us money’: Justin told The Courier Mail that Kylie’s publicist called to pledge a donation on Tuesday. He initially thought it was a case of mistaken identity. Pictured: A bushfire raging near Canungra, South East Queensland in September 2019

Worthy cause: The self-made billionaire's donation will go towards providing Queensland rural fire brigades with tablets offering live fire mapping systems

Worthy cause: The self-made billionaire’s donation will go towards providing Queensland rural fire brigades with tablets offering live fire mapping systems 

Australia’s bushfire crisis has claimed at least 25 lives, while an estimated billion animals have died and more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed.  

Since the beginning of the 2019 fire season, 10 million hectares have been burned, with almost 5 million burned in New South Wales alone.   

An ‘unprecedented’ state of disaster was declared in Victoria giving the government special powers – used for the first time ever – to impose forced evacuations and give emergency services the right to take over properties.

Devastation: The national bushfire death toll has reached 25, while more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed. Pictured: Fire impacting a property in Bilpin, New South Wales on December 21

Devastation: The national bushfire death toll has reached 25, while more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed. Pictured: Fire impacting a property in Bilpin, New South Wales on December 21

Land: Since the beginning of the 2019 fire season, 10 million hectares have been burned, with almost 5 million burned in NSW alone. Pictured: Lake Conjola, NSW on December 31

Land: Since the beginning of the 2019 fire season, 10 million hectares have been burned, with almost 5 million burned in NSW alone. Pictured: Lake Conjola, NSW on December 31

Neighbouring New South Wales also announced a week-long state of emergency on January 2.   

The conditions prompted Prime Minister Scott Morrison to send in 3,000 Australian Defence Force reserves to help in the bushfire recovery.

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Celebrities Pink, Selena Gomez and Nicole Kidman have also pledged donations. 

If you’d like to donate to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief, click here.

For donations to Victoria’s Country Fire Authority click here and here for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. 

To donate to Foodbank click here and here for the World Wildlife Fund.

Wildlife: The fires have had a devastating impact on wildlife. Kangaroos jump in a field of smoke in Snowy Valley on the outskirts of Cooma in NSW on January 4

Wildlife: The fires have had a devastating impact on wildlife. Kangaroos jump in a field of smoke in Snowy Valley on the outskirts of Cooma in NSW on January 4

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