METALLICA has donated $100,000 toward wildfire relief efforts in California.
The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism.
"Sadly once again communities in California are experiencing historically devastating wild fires in both the Northern and Southern parts of the state," METALLICA's foundation wrote in a statement Friday.
"All Within My Hands has made a $50,000 donation each to the North Valley Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation; both agencies provide service to victims at evacuation centers and other much needed relief."
The statement continued: "We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies or by giving your time volunteering or providing temporary housing. Every little bit helps."
In its first six months of operation, All Within My Hands donated more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world — a practice the band and the Foundation have continued on METALLICA's current North American tour. They've donated $10,000 to local food banks in every city and met dedicated people who focus their daily lives on helping others.
The Camp Fire, which started November 8 in Northern California, has destroyed about 9,800 homes scorched 146,000 acres. It is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history.
The Woolsey Fire in Southern California has claimed three lives and destroyed 548 structures in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. More than 98,000 acres have been burned since the blaze began November 8.