Catriona Gray, other celebrities ask for prayers, help for Australia wildfires

by Jet Hitosis
Jan 6, 2020
Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to her eight million Instagram followers: “Prayer warriors, please join me in praying for Australia."
PHOTO/S: @catriona_gray on Instagram

Dasal at donasyon.

Ito ang naging panawagan ng ilang Pinoy celebrities sa kani-kanilang social media accounts kaugnay ng malawakang wildfires na ilang buwan nang nananalasa sa Australia.

Pinangunahan ni Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray ang paghingi ng tulong sa mga “prayer warriors” upang ipagdasal ang pagbuhos ng ulan sa maraming lugar sa Australia na kasalukuyang nilalamon ng bushfires.

Sa Instagram nitong Linggo, January 5, ipinost ng 26-anyos na Filipino-Australian beauty queen ang sariling panalangin para sa isang “mighty miracle” na aapula sa wildfires.

Kalakip ng post niya ang mga litrato ng mga nagliliyab na kagubatan at mga taong inililikas.

Hiniling din ni Catriona sa mahigit eight million followers niya sa Instagram na ipagdasal ang mga pamilya, ang wild animals, at maging ang firefighters na apektado ngayon ng trahedya.

Saad sa post ni Catriona: “Prayer warriors, please join me in praying for Australia. [praying hands emoji] Father God, I pray for Australia.

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“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.”

Sa kanyang post, idinetalye rin ng bagong It’s Showtime host ang mga pinsalang patuloy na idinudulot ng wildfires, na September 2019 pa nagsimula.

Ayon kay Catriona, nasa 14.5 million acres na ang tinupok ng bushfires, at 500 milyong hayop ang nasawi, “with fears some species of animals and natives have been wiped out completely.”

DEATH TOLL RISES TO 24; 2,000 HOUSES DESTROYED

Nabanggit din ng ikaapat na Pinay Miss Universe sa kanyang post na 20 katao ang namatay sa wildfires, na tumupok sa 1,500 bahay.

Pero sa latest update ng Associated Press (AP) ngayong Lunes, January 6, umakyat na sa 24 katao ang kumpirmadong nasawi sa bushfires, at mahigit 2,000 bahay na ang natupok.

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Kasabay nito, nanawagan na rin ng donasyon si Catriona para sa mga volunteer firefighters, gayundin para sa pagpapagamot sa mga hayop na nailigtas sa bushfires, at para pondohan ang ayuda sa mga komunidad na nasunugan.

Para sa mga interesadong mag-donate, tinukoy ng beauty queen ang tatlong charities: ang New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service, ang WIRES Wildlife Rescue, at ang Salvation Army Australia.

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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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Mabilis namang ini-repost nina Gary Valenciano at Ogie Alcasid ang post na ito ni Catriona.

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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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Dasal para sa #australia #Repost @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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Ang iba pang celebrities, nagkani-kanya ng post sa social media upang manawagan para sa Australia.

Kabilang sa kanila si Robin Padilla, na nagsabing sampung taon siyang nanirahan sa naturang bansa.

Nakabase sa Australia ang dating asawa ni Robin na si Liezl Sicangco at ang dalawa nilang anak na sina Zherileen at Ali.

Anak din nina Robin at Liezl ang dating aktres na si Queenie Padilla at ang GMA-7 artist na si Kylie Padilla.

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May sariling post at repost din sina Regine Velasquez, John Arcilla, at Janno Gibbs.

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#Repost @ogiealcasid ??? Let us all help!! Let us all Pray!! #rp @pearypie ??? #prayforaustralia #bushfiresaustralia As Australia’s bushfire crisis continues, firefighters & communities have been injured, lost their homes and, tragically, lost their lives.??? ??? Many people are wondering how best to help and donate to the fire-fighting and recovery effort. Here are three ways that some of the organisations on the front-line recommend. ??????? ?? ***? 1/ Donate to the @redcrossau??? fire appeal: https://www.redcross.org.au/??? ??? 2/ Country Fire Authority (CFA) @cfavic: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa??? ?? 3/ New South Wales RFS @nswrfs: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade?? ??? Given that links don't work in the @instagram text you can alternatively @google:??? ??? 1/ Donate Austrian Red Cross fire appeal;?? 2/ Donate Country Fire Authority?; ?? 3/ Donate Rural Fire Service NSW ?? ??? Every little bit will help. Thank you. ?????

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Praying for Australia ????????

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Sa Instagram Stories naman nag-post sina Arci Muñoz, Jane de Leon, Kim Chiu, at Ruffa Gutierrez.

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Nitong Linggo, idinaan ni Paulo Avelino sa tweet ang pasasalamat sa donasyong ibinigay ng kapwa Kapamilya actor na si Joshua Garcia.

Tweet ni Paulo: “Thank you @iamjoshuagarcia for being a kind hearted soul not just locally but globally.

“Hindi lang tayo puro tanggap, tumutulong din tayo. @JTarasek #AUSTRALIANBUSHFIRES #australiaisburning #AustraliaOnFire.”

Kalakip ng post ni Paulo ang screenshot ng “for charity” donasyon na nagkakahalaga ng 500 Australian dollars (PHP17,780).

INTERNATIONAL CELEBS EXTEND HELP

Nauna nang nag-donate ng $500,000 (PHP25,540,000) sa NSW Rural Fire Services ang American-Australian Hollywood actress na si Nicole Kidman at asawa niyang si Keith Urban.

Para rin sa mga local fire services ang $500,000 na ipagkakaloob ng American singer-songwriter na si P!nk.

Nangako rin ang American singer na si Selena Gomez na magbibigay ng tulong pinansiyal sa mga pamilyang nasunugan.

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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to her eight million Instagram followers: “Prayer warriors, please join me in praying for Australia."
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