Lizzo Is Using Her Free Time During Her Australian Tour To Volunteer In Wake Of The Bushfire Crisis
The singer helped package food hampers that will be delivered to those in need.
January 08, 2020 at 2:55 pm
In between her Australia shows, Lizzo gave back to the country during the bushfire crisis. The “Juice” singer volunteered at the Melbourne Foodbank Victoria on Wednesday, packaging food hampers that will be delivered to those most affected, reports HuffPost.
While at Foodbank, she thanked the volunteers for their time and commitment and even stopped to take pictures. The organization posted photos of the body-positive artist getting to work in an orange vest and blue gloves and thanked her for the support.
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The nonprofit is the largest food relief provider in Victoria. Taking advantage of the moment, they've set up a direct link for those who want to join Lizzo in donating and posted it to their social media pages.
We had the one and only Lizzo helping us sort and pack hampers in the warehouse today! If you'd like to join Lizzo in supporting the bushfire crisis, visit https://t.co/aDyjFTSsLE ???? pic.twitter.com/J5Nn0oyyod
— Foodbank Victoria (@FoodbankVic) January 8, 2020
“Join Lizzo to deliver emergency food relief and water to the victims of the Bushfire Crisis,” the website reads. “We need your support to continue delivering emergency food relief and water to Victorians affected by this devastating bushfire crisis.”
Victoria and New South Wales are the two states most affected by the ongoing fires. Between the two states, over 2,400 homes have been destroyed or claimed by the fires, and 3.5% of Victoria has been burned, reports Mashable.
At least 24 people have died throughout the nation, reports CNN. About 18 million acres of land has been burned and half a billion animals have been affected.
During Lizzo’s concert Monday at the Sydney Opera House, she asked the audience how she could be of service. She also set up buckets so concert attendees could donate.
The 31-year-old’s service comes after trolls prompted her to take a break from Twitter.
“Yeah I can’t do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many trolls,” she tweeted Sunday night.
Before her performance at the Opera House, she went on Instagram Live to explain her decision to go quiet on Twitter, according to Page Six.
“I would love to be on Twitter ’cause I could connect with you people who positively support me … not to mention spreading my own positive messages,” she said. “But now I’ve gotten to a point where I’m not just dealing with internet bullies, I’m dealing with seeing a lot of negativity on the internet dealing with everyone.”
The “Tempo” singer explained while she could handle the internet bullies, she can’t handle seeing Twitter users being “hateful” and “hurtful” to one another.
“When I just log on every day and see something devastating and something tragic every single day. Even from my well of positivity, I feel it and it doesn’t feel good,” she said.
In an Instagram post later that night, she addressed the trolls.
On Saturday, she was announced as a headliner of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. She is the first woman to headline the main stage, according to New York Daily News.