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Lizzo Pauses Australian Tour Commitments To Help Bushfire Victims

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<div><p>Musician <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/lizzo/">Lizzo</a> has taken a break from her gigs in Australia to lend a helping hand as the country’s <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/bushfires/">worst bushfire crisis</a> continues.</p><p>The 31-year-old ‘Good As Hell’ hitmaker spent time volunteering at Melbourne’s Foodbank on Wednesday, helping package food hampers for those who’ve been affected by the devastating fires.</p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/australia-bushfires-lottery-1-million_au_5e167e38c5b6b32c72bcd8f2?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Man Who Lost Home In Bushfires Will Use $1M Lottery Win To Rebuild His Life"> Man Who Lost Home In Bushfires Will Use $1M Lottery Win To Rebuild His Life </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/lizzo-quit-twitter-while-on-australian-tour_au_5e13a93bc5b6b5a713bf322a?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Lizzo's Shock Aussie Announcement: 'I Can't Do This, Too Many Trolls'"> Lizzo's Shock Aussie Announcement: 'I Can't Do This, Too Many Trolls' </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/bushfires-indigenous-first-nations_au_5e1419eec5b6b5a713bfc5b2?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Australian Musicians Front Bushfire Relief Concert For First Nations People"> Australian Musicians Front Bushfire Relief Concert For First Nations People </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/how-to-get-lizzo-nova-red-room-tickets_au_5de4662ae4b0913e6f80f219?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Lizzo Just Announced Another Australian Show: Nova’s Red Room"> Lizzo Just Announced Another Australian Show: Nova’s Red Room </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/bushfires-bindi-irwin-steve-irwin_au_5e153cb1c5b66361cb5c79b9?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Bindi Irwin's Emotional Bushfires Message: 'I Wish Dad Was Here'"> Bindi Irwin's Emotional Bushfires Message: 'I Wish Dad Was Here' </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/bushfires-ellen-degeneres-go-fund-me_au_5e1525c1c5b66361cb5c69a3?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Ellen DeGeneres Launches Australian Bushfires GoFundMe Page"> Ellen DeGeneres Launches Australian Bushfires GoFundMe Page </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div><p>“We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today!” Foodbank Victoria announced on Twitter.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today! If you'd like to join Lizzo in supporting the bushfire crisis, visit <a href="https://t.co/aDyjFTSsLE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/aDyjFTSsLE</a> 💜 <a href="https://t.co/J5Nn0oyyod" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/J5Nn0oyyod</a></p>— Foodbank Victoria (@FoodbankVic) <a href="https://twitter.com/FoodbankVic/status/1214768110634299392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 8, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LOOK AT HOW MY CUTE LIL FRIEND MADE <a href="https://twitter.com/lizzo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@lizzo</a> LAUGH WHILE SHE WAS VOLUNTEERING!!!!!! <a href="https://t.co/fpWCmIL0Bl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/fpWCmIL0Bl</a></p>— pizza. (@ImPizzaT) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImPizzaT/status/1214773368886571008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 8, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>The organisation has set up a page on its website where Lizzo fans can learn how to make a difference this bushfire season. </p><p><span>The 2019/2020 bushfire season death toll stands at 25, </span><span>10.3 million hectares </span><span>of land has been burnt, </span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/animals-feared-dead-bushfires-soars-1-billion_au_5e140d5ae4b0b2520d26dc32?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles"><span>a billion animals are feared to have perished,</span></a><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mallacoota-bushfire-thousands-trapped-on-beach_au_5e0aa790e4b0b2520d1a31d6?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles"><span>thousands of people have been evacuated</span></a><span> from holiday beaches, and more than 1900 homes have been destroyed.</span></p></div><div><div><div><a href="https://www.facebook.com/FoodbankAus/posts/2787242701326525" target="_blank" data-iframely-url="//dk79lclgtez2i.cloudfront.net/YUSVyf9" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a></div></div></div><div><p>Bushfire smoke from Australia has now reached South America, the UN World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday. </p><p>New Zealand police issued an official statement asking Auckland residents not to phone the emergency number there about the alarming orange sky after an influx of calls. </p><p>Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged $2 billion to a newly created National Bushfire Recovery Agency.</p><p>Celebrities who have donated include<a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/australia-bushfires-elton-john-donates-1-million_au_5e14e5dbc5b687c7eb5cc72b?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'> Elton John</a> and <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/australia-bushfires-chris-hemsworth_au_5e140906e4b0b2520d26d8d1?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Chris Hemsworth</a> with $1 million each, as well as billionaire James Packer ($5 million), singer <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/pink-pledges-500000-to-fight-australia-wildfires_au_5e1112c2c5b6b5a713bb1b59?utm_hp_ref=au-bushfires" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Pink</a> ($500,000) and comedian <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/celeste-barbers-bushfire-appeal_au_5e118c21e4b0843d361383fc?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Celeste Barber</a> who has helped raise over $40 million through her fundraising page.  </p></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e152ccf250000f4ddd32158.jpeg?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it impacts a structure at Bilpin." data-caption="NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it impacts a structure at Bilpin." data-credit="ASSOCIATED PRESS" data-credit-link-back=""><div></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Musician Lizzo has taken a break from her gigs in Australia to lend a helping hand as the country’s worst bushfire crisis continues.

The 31-year-old ‘Good As Hell’ hitmaker spent time volunteering at Melbourne’s Foodbank on Wednesday, helping package food hampers for those who’ve been affected by the devastating fires.

“We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today!” Foodbank Victoria announced on Twitter.

The organisation has set up a page on its website where Lizzo fans can learn how to make a difference this bushfire season. 

The 2019/2020 bushfire season death toll stands at 25, 10.3 million hectares of land has been burnt, a billion animals are feared to have perished,thousands of people have been evacuated from holiday beaches, and more than 1900 homes have been destroyed.

Bushfire smoke from Australia has now reached South America, the UN World Meteorological Organisation said on Tuesday. 

New Zealand police issued an official statement asking Auckland residents not to phone the emergency number there about the alarming orange sky after an influx of calls. 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged $2 billion to a newly created National Bushfire Recovery Agency.

Celebrities who have donated include Elton John and Chris Hemsworth with $1 million each, as well as billionaire James Packer ($5 million), singer Pink ($500,000) and comedian Celeste Barber who has helped raise over $40 million through her fundraising page.  

NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight the Gospers Mountain Fire as it impacts a structure at Bilpin.

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/australia-bushfires-lizzo-volunteer_au_5e156e03c5b66361cb5c9efd

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