Chris Hemsworth Is Funding Private Helicopter Trips To Deliver Essential Supplies To Flood-Ravaged Aussies
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Chris Hemsworth has been hailed a ‘legend' for a heartfelt act to help flood victims.
Despite being in Prague filming a movie, the Thor actor has quietly sent out helicopters to drop off supplies in NSW’s devastated Northern Rivers region to victims left stranded in the floods.
Over the past couple of days, it's estimated there have been more than 50 drop-offs in flood-affected areas.
Local air charter company AVMIN says emergency deliveries of food were dropped off in New Italy, NSW, to 10 adults and four babies after they hadn't eaten in 12 hours.
The 38-year-old actor’s touching mission became public after Avmin air charter specialists chief executive Paul O’Brien revealed Hemsworth's efforts on Nova FM’s Fitzy & Wippa show.
“He’s funding a number of helicopter flights down in the Northern Rivers region and just told us to continue with that and just to keep him posted,” Mr O’Brien said, according to NCA Newswire.
“He obviously feels a bit hopeless at the moment because he’s away in Prague filming, so he’s desperate to get back and do something.
“But this is just his way of trying to find ways he can assist.”
O’Brien also revealed Hemsworth has been extremely generous by providing a ‘pool’ of funds to reach isolated residents in NSW’s most affected areas.
“There’s a pool of funding there, whereby we’re using all the resources in the region to fund that," he said.
“As the floodwaters recede, those drop-offs won’t be as essential, and the helicopters and Chris will look to other means of supporting the area where funding is needed.
“We’re looking at different things at the moment.”
The AVMIN Air Charter Team also took to Instagram to thank the Aussie star for funding these helicopter drop-offs, even though they knew Hemsworth would ‘hate’ the shoutout.
“Food and Baby formula dropped off just now 5th March at 9.30am in New Italy (NSW) - 10 adults and 4 babies who haven’t eaten in 12 hours. 🥲Big ❤️❤️ to @chrishemsworth for funding some of these helicopter flights ensuring rescues, drop offs, checking on animals etc continues. (he’s going to hate us for doing that) Couldn’t do it without the support though," the post read.
Many fans commented below, writing: “This is the Aussie Spirit at work. Well done.”
While another user wrote: “The fact he just did it and never told anyone is the reason he’s a legend.”
It turns out he's just as much of a superhero in real life as he is on the big screen.