John Cena donates $500,000 for National First Responders Day
John Cena plays a firefighter in his newest movie, the Paramount Pictures release “Playing With Fire,” but the 16-time World Champion is making sure the genuine first responders get their dues as well.
Cena announced on Monday night that, in celebration of National First Responders Day, he would donate half a million dollars to a charity of Paramount’s choosing so long as it aids the men and women who race headlong into danger when catastrophe strikes.
As Cena explains in his video, he was motivated to make the donation specifically to help the first responders currently battling the California wildfires.
“In times like this, when people are giving their lives and working around the clock, what they need from us is resource,” he says before signing off with a direct message to the California firefighters. “Please stay safe, and you are our heroes.”
See Cena’s post below.
Two incredible choices. @LAFDFoundation and @CAFireFound ... on behalf of Paramount and the cast of #PlayingWithFireMovie, a total of $500K is coming your way. Thank you for what you do. Help is on the way!!! https://t.co/SHz8uPFDMe— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 29, 2019
Thank you @JohnCena for your generosity & dedication to our first responders. We've chosen two charities to share your donation: @CAFireFound & the @LAFDFoundation, which provide essential services to the dedicated firefighters who are working tirelessly to keep us safe. https://t.co/E5qljbQy0p— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountPics) October 29, 2019