Justin Bieber took to social media to announce that he is extending a helping hand to the victims of the California wildfires. Selena Gomez’s boyfriend right away received support from former One Direction member Niall Horan.
On Friday, Bieber shared on Instagram a black and white clip of him talking to the camera about what he plans to do to help the people suffering in the wake of the wildfires that consumed numerous property and houses in California.
“I’m going to have a conversation with some people and we are going to get moving on a solution. Obviously I’m not a fireman but I can use my resources to figure out ways to get some sort of restoration in certain communities and fundraisers or whatever we can do,” he said.
The “What Do You Mean” hitmaker spoke a message of encouragement to the victims saying, “I’m going to get on that and in the meantime, all the families and all the people who are struggling, just know that everything is going to be OK.”
Immediately after posting the clip, the 23-year-old recording artist shared a list of items that his followers could help donate to the victims. The list includes: new/gently used clothes, blankets, pillows, personal and feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, toys, food items and water.
Horan, who stumbled upon Bieber’s video and his call for donations, has since offered help. “Good man, Give me a shout if you need a hand,“ the 24-year-old Irish singer commented on Bieber’s Instagram.
The singer has also talked about his intention of helping Bieber’s cause in an interview with the Daily Mirror. “We both live in LA and that’s not too far from my house really where all those fires are kicking off, it’s absolutely horrific. Three to four hundred homes destroyed and people’s lives in tatters, so I thought about it when Justin reached out and sent that video,” Horan said.
When asked if he is willing to come up with a charity single with Bieber, Horan said, “If something is going on like that it’s a no-brainer, if he needs a hand with something I’d love to give him a hand.”
More than 700 homes and buildings have been consumed by the the six California wildfires, which are unfortunately still burning. Around 8,500 firefighters are doing everything to contain the fires and prevent them from destroying more property and whatnot, according to the Los Angeles Times.