Like countless other Californians, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus lost their California home to a raging wildfire.
This blaze has consumed entire towns. Dozens are confirmed dead, and the number of people unaccounted for is over 200.
Liam has posted a grim look at what was once his home — and shared what he is doing to help his community.
“It’s been a heartbreaking few days,” Liam wrote on Instagram and crossposted to Twitter.
“This,” he continued. “Is what’s left of my house.”
Accompanying his message was a stark image of the burned out ruin that was once his beautiful home.
“Love,” he said, in reference to the sign of that word, still visible among the ashes.
“Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also,” Liam noted.
“And,” he wrote. “My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires.”
“I spent the day in Malibu yesterday,” Liam shared.
He also posted a before-and-after image of his home, putting the image on his Instagram Story.
“And,” Liam continued. “It was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can.”
“Malibu is a strong community,” Liam affirmed.
“And,” he predicted. “This event is only going to make it stronger.”
Here is the truly jarring image of what he and Miley lost.
“Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property,” Liam wrote.
“I love u guys,” Liam affirmed. “I love you Malibu.”
Liam continued: “Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California.”
“It’s going to be a journey to rebuild,” Liam acknowledged.
He concluded: “Stay strong all.”
Miley also spoke out on social media this week.
“Completely devestated by the fires affecting my community,” Miley admitted.
She was sure to acknowledge: “I am one of the lucky ones.”
“My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely,” Miley wrote. “And that’s all that matters right now.”
“My house no longer stands,” she admitted. “But the memories shared with family & friends stand strong.”
Miley kept a healthy perspective, saying: “I am grateful for all I have left.”
Like so many others, she is in awe of the firefighters who are doing everything that they can to deter, contain, and douse this raging inferno.
“Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department,” Miley continued.
In addition to the professionals, the California Department of Corrections also sent inmates to combat the blaze.
(It’s controversial, in part because these individuals risk their lives but will be unable to get jobs as firefighters upon release)
“If you are interested in getting involved see next tweet….” Miley told her followers.
She suggested that those who want to help: “Donate $ , Time , Supplies.”
“I love you more than ever,” she told her fans, signing off: “Miley.”
Miley and Liam aren’t just suggesting that people donate.
They’re putting their money where their mouths are.
The power couple has donated $ 500,000 towards rebuilding Malibu.
It will take a lot more than that simply to rebuild their own home, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Communities can come together to rebuild after disasters. That is how humans have always operated.
That is how society’s thrive.