Metal band Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation has announced that the generous donation will be made to World Central Kitchen
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The charity set up by metal legends Metallica has donated $500,000 (£382,000) to help feed Ukrainian refugees amid war in Russia.
The foundation, called All Within My Hands Foundation, announced on Tuesday that it was making the generous donation.
The money is to be sent to the World Central Kitchen which has been there to provide meals to people who have fled Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict with Russia.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said: “The work Chef José Andrés and the dedicated cooks at World Central Kitchen are doing on the front lines of a humanitarian crisis is nothing short of amazing.
“We are inspired, humbled and more than proud to support their teams currently in six European countries serving the millions of Ukrainians who have been forced from their homes.”
He continued, “WCK represents everything Metallica and our All Within My Hands Foundation stands for in providing meals with dignity and hope around the world.
The group has set a goal of raising $1 million for the cause over the next two months.
To do so, they have started selling special t-shirts designed by artist Andrew Cremeans and have pledged to donate all proceeds to World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForUkraine campaign.
On top of that, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will also personally support the cause when they auction off the guitars used to play The Star-Spangled Banner at their annual Metallica party in May.
The group is far from the first celebrity to raise funds for the Ukrainian people since the start of the war.
Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis and her husband, Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, have raised more than $35m (£26.5m).
In creating the charity, the couple donated $3 million of their own money and Mila wrote on their fundraising page: “Today I am a proud Ukrainian. While my family is came to the United States in 1991, I was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine in 1983.
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“Ukrainians are proud and courageous people who deserve our help in these difficult times. This unjust attack on Ukraine and humanity as a whole is devastating and the Ukrainian people need our support.”
Model Gigi Hadid also said she would donate all of her earnings from attending the Fall 2022 Fashion Week shows to support humanitarian relief efforts for those affected by the invasion. Ukraine by Russia.
She said she would also donate money to people in Palestine who have been affected by the Israel-Hamas conflict.