Chris Hemsworth funds helicopters to deliver essential supplies to flood-hit areas in Australia

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9 Mar 2022, 14:54

Credit: Getty / Instagram @avminaircharter

Credit: Getty / Instagram @avminaircharter

Big-hearted actor Chris Hemsworth has been doing his bit to help the flood relief efforts in his homeland, despite currently being thousands of miles away.

New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia, has been battered by torrential rain, with deadly flash flooding destroying homes and businesses, and causing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate.

With people left cut off by the floodwaters, Hemsworth has been helping with the relief effort. Despite being over in Prague, where he is shooting a film, the star has been funding helicopters in NSW’s Northern Rivers region, in order for them to drop off vital supplies. 

Air Charter specialists AVMIN posted on Instagram about Hemsworth’s help, explaining that they had been able to deliver food and baby formula in New Italy (NSW) to 10 adults and four babies “who haven’t eaten in 12 hours.” 

Using two heart emojis, they sent love to Hemsworth “for funding some of these helicopter flights ensuring rescues, drop offs, checking on animals etc, continues.”

Illustrating how humble the actor is, the Insta post acknowledged that he wouldn’t be happy being namechecked: “He’s going to hate us for doing that,” the post read. “Couldn’t do it without the support though.”

It is estimated that there have been more than 50 drop-offs in flood affected areas in recent days.

Commenters on Instagram were full of praise for the Thor actor and the teams who are dropping off the supplies. One wrote: “It brings a bit of hope to see caring people step up and help."

Of Hemsworth, another added: “The fact he just did it and never told anyone is the reason he’s a legend.” 

Other notable figures have been pitching in as well, with Aussie surfing icon Mick Fanning helping to pull residents from trapped houses as part of a Good Samaritan rescue team.

After Fanning tweeted Elon Musk for assistance, the billionaire businessman has supplied state-of-the-art satellites in order to help people in flooded areas reconnect with loved ones.