People like to bitch about Metallica’s fame over the last three decades as somehow corrupting them, but in the past five years, the Four Horsemen have given an astounding amount of money to charity. In 2020 alone, the band donated $350,000 to coronavirus relief and $750,000 AUD to Australian brushfire relief efforts. Now, the band has revealed that via their charitable organization All Within My Hands Foundation, they’ll be donating another $250,000 to California wildfire relief.
All Within My Hands posted this photo to their Instagram, with the caption, “Wildfires have become a cruel and unwelcome, annual benchmark in California, and this year we have seen them tragically extend across the entire west coast of our country. This is the fourth consecutive year, dating back to the formation of the Foundation, that All Within My Hands has activated to support fire relief: the critical local services component of our mission.
“This year, we will be donating a sum of $250,000 to five organizations on the front line of this environmental crisis. Check out the link in bio to learn more.”
Those interested in donating to All Within My Hands can learn more at their website.
Metallica formed All Within My Hands in 2017, with the mission of “creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.” As COVID-19 wreaked havoc across the world, the band stepped up to do their part in helping many of those who have been greatly impacted by the pandemic’s devastating economic impact.
“We know this is the hardest of times for many of you, but if you would like to support any of these organizations, please feel free to reach out directly to our incredibly dedicated partners, as their needs are very wide-ranging,” Metallica said in a statement announcing their donations to coronavirus relief around the world. “Every dollar helps.”
Words by Chris Krovatin