A few days ago, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home to the devastating Woolsey Fire blazing throughout California. Their Malibu property completely burned down – but instead of focusing on their loss, the couple has decided to focus on ways they can help others.
On Tuesday (November 15), it was revealed that Miley and Liam are making a huge donation towards Malibu relief efforts. Miley’s rep released a statement via ET, which said:
“Miley and Liam lost their home but are very grateful to be safe along with their animals! Their community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others. They are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Miley’s charity, Happy Hippie, in hopes to restore Malibu’s magic.
These funds will be used for those in financial need, emergency relief assistance, community rebuilding, wildfire prevention and climate change resilience. Those looking to get involved your time, support and donations are greatly appreciated.”
Also on Tuesday, Liam took to social media to give a glimpse of what was once his and Miley’s Malibu home. He shared a photo of the rubble on Twitter, and also shared what remained intact – letters that spelled L-O-V-E. Liam said:
Liam went back to their Malibu neighborhood on Monday (November 12) along with his brother Luke to help in the recovery efforts from the fires.
On Sunday (November 11), Miley confirmed that their home had been consumed by the blazes. Taking to Twitter, she wrote:
“Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community. I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong.”
Robin Thicke Finds Hope After The Fire
Robin Thicke also lost his home to the fires, but he is trying to stay positive amidst all the devastation.
He returned to his Malibu property on Monday (November 12) to survey what was left – rubble. Robin shared that he, his pregnant girlfriend April Love Geary, and their 8-month-old daughter Mia were given 90 minutes to evacuate on Saturday (November 10):
“We just packed everything we could in the car, some guitars, some family albums, my computer with all my music on it, and got a bunch of baby stuff. You never really think it’ll actually happen. You know, you think of what you would have done, but you just can’t really prepare for that kind of thing.”
Robin went on to state that he plans to rebuild his home, sharing how much he loves the community, how thankful he is for everyone who’s been risking their lives to help out, and encouraging others to do what they can to help out too:
“It’s a great community of wonderful people and a lot of the parents’ kids go to the same school as my kid. It’s just devastating, but coming back here, there’s a lot of hope. I see how many homes are standing and I see a lot of positive things. There’s a lot of people who had to evacuate… a lot of your homes are still standing.
Ours didn’t make it, but, you know, sometimes it happens.
The first thing I thought of as we were hopping on the PCH, driving away, is you see the firemen and volunteers heading towards the fire and you realize how brave and courageous it is for them to risk their lives to fight for our homes. They saved a lot of homes so… they did a great job.
We shook as many hands as we could today, and we’re getting supplies to the shelters where they need it now. [I just want to] create awareness for people to send in whatever they can to help. The best thing to do is go to the Red Cross and Cal Fire for donations, or to find out where the shelters are, where people need help the most, and just to keep everyone in your prayers and your thoughts.”
Gerard Butler Also Plans To Rebuild His Home
Gerard Butler’s Malibu property was partially consumed by the flames. He returned to his home to survey the damage – and could not help but be consumed by emotion upon seeing the destruction brought by the fires. He told TMZ:
“It’s just really sad. I feel bad. … There are so many communities here, trailer parks and suburban working-class houses that are completely destroyed, and people have lost everything.
A lot of people up and down California have lost everything. It could have been a lot worse. A lot of it is damaged.”
Gerard encouraged others to help out however they can, and declared that he will be rebuilding his Malibu home:
“I love my place. I put a lot into it.”