Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Pierce Brosnan were among the celebrities to thank firefighters in the battle against the devastating California wildfires.
On Wednesday, the 41-year-old singer and 65-year-old actor attended a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, where they thanked firefighters for their ongoing efforts and urged community leaders to lend their support.
“We as a community are going to do the utmost to help ourselves, but there is sometimes an image of Malibu that people like me are there more than other people,” Martin stated. “And there’s a lot of people who need help from outside.”
Brosnan continued, “For over 35 years I have witnessed many fires in my community and personally experienced the devastation of those fires up close and personal, but none as catastrophic as the events that have taken place in our community these past five days and nights. The lives of many friends and neighbours have been turned to ash.”
Thanking the efforts of first responders in Malibu, the actor added, “We have watched as our firefighters and police force have battled with overwhelming courage of heart and conviction to save our homes and our lives and conditions that have tested their resolve to the limits.”
Making a plea to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for their support, Brosnan continued, “We call on you this day, beseech you to do everything in your power to save our community.”