Maria pledged $25,000 USD to the Australian wildfire relief fund.
Maria followed that donation by leaving 10 pairs of signed tennis sneakers at her Brisbane hotel that fans could get for a $300 donation to the Red Cross. All shoes were picked up within hours and a $3,000 donation was sent.
On Twitter, Maria wrote:
The month of January in Australia has been my 🏠 for the past 15 years. Watching the fires destroy the lands, it’s beautiful families and communities of animals is deeply💔. I would like to begin my donation at 25K.
Wildfires have raged across Australia since September.