Rock band Metallica donates $250,000 to wildfire relief

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich
Posted at 8:42 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 19:14:52-04

They're one of the biggest rock bands of all time and some of their hits include "Jump in the Fire" and "Fight Fire with Fire." Now Metallica is doing its part to help with wildfire relief.

Through its All Within My Hands foundation Metallica has donated $250,000 to help with relief efforts.

In a press release the band saying this is the fourth year in a row, they've donated to help with wildfire relief. The money will be going to five organizations on the front lines.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.