John Cena has donated half a million dollars in honor of National First Responders Day after asking Paramount Pictures to choose a charity as long as it aids those who risk their lives to protect others.
“In times like this, when people are giving their lives and working around the clock, what they need from us is resource. This is the right thing to do and I’m doing my part to help the cause. I wish everyone the best of luck. Please stay safe, and you are our heroes,” Cena said, highlighting the first responders in California who are dealing with massive fires.
After watching his video posted on Twitter, Paramount responded saying that they chose two charities: the California Fire Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and thanked him for the generosity and dedication.
Cena plays a firefighter in his latest movie titled Playing With Fire which will be released in theaters on November 8. The family comedy movie also features Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, and Judy Greer. It’s produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures.