Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

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Nov 13, 2018 3:04PM (GMT 19:04) - 153 words

By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer

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NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation.

"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," a representative for Cyrus said Tuesday in a statement to The Associated Press.

The couple's home was in Malibu and the statement said they hope their donation can "restore Malibu's magic." Fires have been burning swaths of southern California since Thursday, forcing evacuations and threatened thousands of homes.

"These funds will be used for those in financial need, emergency relief assistance, community rebuilding, wildfire prevention and climate change resilience," the statement read.