Actor and WWE megastar John Cena has announced his intention to donate $500,000 to California’s first responders amid the state’s ongoing struggle to fight wildfires.
Cena, who plays the role of a firefighter in the upcoming film Playing with Fire, made the announcement via Twitter. “I’m asking that today on #FirstRespondersDay we do everything we can to help those who risk their lives to protect us all.”
Thousands of Californians have been forced to evacuate their homes while there have also been several power outages following multiple fires statewide. In a video accompanying the tweet, Cena explained how his upcoming film showcases first responders, people who he considers “heroes.”
“We also know right now that California is under dire straits, it is burning, it is under siege by massive wildfires statewide,” Cena explained. “Which means our first responders are working around the clock and they need our help.”
It's good to see a media star who's finally willing to give credit where credit is due.
Thank you @JohnCena for your generosity & dedication to our first responders. We've chosen two charities to share your donation: @CAFireFound & the @LAFDFoundation, which provide essential services to the dedicated firefighters who are working tirelessly to keep us safe. https://t.co/E5qljbQy0p— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountPics) October 29, 2019