Kanye West Teams With Adidas to Donate $500,000 to California Wildfire Relief

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Kanye West on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Aug. 9, 2018.

After nearly losing their Hidden Hills, Calif. home due to the devastating wildfires earlier in the month, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have decided to take action. TMZ reports that Kardashian will appear on Wednesday's (Nov. 21) Ellen show to announce that her husband has teamed with Adidas to donate $500,000 to various wildfire relief funds.

The episode finds Kim presenting a check for $200,000 on behalf of YEEZY to the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund, and another donation for the same amount to the official California Fire Foundation. The final generous encounter connects Kardashian in a heartfelt manner with a firefighter who lost his home in the blaze, but continued to work relentlessly to save the residences of others. 

California firefighter Michael Williams and his wife are slated for a guest appearance on Wednesday's Ellen episode as well, where Kardashian West  will surprise them with a check for $100,000 to help rebuild their home.

The West's join a growing list of celebs who are reaching out to help the victims of the devastating fires that have claimed 84 lives to date and destroyed more than 13,000 homes. Justin Bieber is offering up a t-shirt through XKarla, with a portion of proceeds earmarked for the Humane Society to help animals hurt and displaced by the fires, while Metallica has donated $100,000 to wildfire relief efforts, Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus donated $500,000 to "restore Malibu's Magic," Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl cooked up BBQ for firefighters and Lady Gaga has visited disaster shelters with pizza, coffee and gift cards.

Check out some of the clips below. 


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