John Cena pledges $500K aid to first responders in California

John Cena pledges $500K aid to first responders in California
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It’s not Christmas yet but John Cena is already celebrating the gift of giving. The wrestler turned actor is lending a helping hand to California’s first responders amid the ongoing wildfires in the state.

While Cena is busy promoting his upcoming comedy Playing with Fire, he took the time to pledge a significant amount to charity. The donation will aid first responders in their battle against ongoing fires. Cena revealed the news on Monday via Twitter.

The pro wrestler posted an endearing video explaining how his upcoming film “showcases a group of people I believe are heroes: First responders.”

“Right now, California is in dire straits. It is burning. It is under siege from massive wildfires statewide, which means that our first responders are working around the clock and they need our help,” the actor added in the somber video.

“Today, I asked myself, ‘What can I do?’ And I’ve come up with an answer,” Cena continued. He then called on Playing with Fire producer Paramount Pictures to choose any charity that aids first responders. “On behalf of Playing With Fire, and out of respect to the people who I truly believe are heroes, my response will be to immediately donate half a million dollars to this cause.”

“In times like this, when people are giving their lives, and working around the clock, what they need from us is resources,” he added. “This is the right thing to do, and I’m doing my part to help the cause.” Salute to you, John Cena!