Kim Kardashian Hired Private Firefighters
Donating $500,000 (est. £388,300) to victims of the devastating California wildfire, Kim Kardashian was personally affected by the blaze.
Appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime show, Kim announced the huge cheque would be donated to victims of the wildfire, including $100,000 (est. £77,654.50) cheque for a firefighter after their family home burnt down.
She explained, “[The fires] got to our gate and then luckily we had firefighters right there that were helping us to get the fires out. W’re still not in our home now because the smoke smell is too intense and we have these machines everywhere trying to help us blow out the smoke smell,”
She went on to say, “We were fortunate, I know that not everyone has this luxury available to them. But we were able to get private firefighters.”
Kim’s donation included $200,000 to California Fire Foundation and an additional $200,000 to California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.
A further $100,000 went to Michael Williams and his wife Lisa who lost their own home whilst Michael was battling the blaze, salvaging property and most importantly, lives.