Charlize Theron supports KZN flood relief efforts

Charlize Theron supports KZN flood relief efforts

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project has made it easy for people around the world to make donations. 

Charilze Theron and her mother Gerda
Charilze Theron and her mother Gerda/ Instagram (@charlizeafrica)

Charlize Theron is rallying global support for the victims of KwaZulu-Natal's recent floods. 

The South African-born actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) will be collecting donations. 

"My home of South Africa is going through an extraordinarily difficult time, and while I know much of the world is in pain right now, and a lot is being asked of us as global citizens, I'm hoping you'll find it in your heart to help," the 46-year-old wrote. 

She hopes to bring "immediate support and resources" to the province. 

"Last week, the most devastating floods on record struck the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province, killing almost 450 people and displacing thousands. For my organization @ctaop we see our most critical role as supporting our Partners in whatever challenges they face – and right now organizations in KZN are reeling, trying to support their communities however they can, as affected families desperately need food, water, and shelter."

The Oscar winner says CTAOP has created an easy way for people from all over the world to donate. 

"100% of these funds will go directly to this effort – NO fees. Please help by GIVING what you can, and/or SHARING this post or the fundraiser to spread the word."

So far, Charlize's KZN Relief fund has raised more than R100, 000.

Click here for all the latest news about the KZN Floods

Charlize, who was born and raised in Benoni, has assisted many charities in South Africa over the years. 

The LA-based actress has visited her home country several times over the past few years to do work for CTAOP. The nonprofit organization's main focus is supporting "community-based organizations implementing innovative HIV prevention programs that serve adolescents". 

Charlize and South African comedian, Trevor Noah, visited a school in Cape Town in 2017 to do some charity work. The pair were joined by comedian Chelsea Handler. 

The trio also visited a mobile clinic and Salesian Life Choice's academy. 

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Charlize, who became a naturalized American citizen in 2008 after living and working in the country for decades, says SA will always have a special place in her heart. 

"I love my country. And it’s very hard for South Africans to believe that, because I left and speak in an American accent. I have a very, very strong connection to my country and to its people," she told GQ magazine in 2016.

Charlize lives in Los Angeles with her mother, Gerda, and her two children, Jackson and August.  Her fans will get to see her on the big screen in the 10th installment of 'The Fast & The Furious' - which is due for release in 2023. 

Brie Larson was recently announced as one of the next cast members for 'Fast 10'.  She will also appear in 'The School for Good and Evil' and 'Mad Max: The Wasteland'.

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