Gwen Stefani and Linkin Park are among the high-profile artists chipping in to help their native state recover from the catastrophic wildfires that have raged across Southern California for the past week.
Stefani, who grew up in Orange County, has announced that she will donate the proceeds from her Tuesday concert in San Diego to benefit victims of the recent fires.
"When I heard about the devastation of the fires, at first I felt I should cancel my show out of respect, but then it occurred to me there might be a more useful solution," Stefani said in a radio interview Monday.
Stefani will turn over the profits from her performance to the San Diego Foundation, a local charity that will distribute the funds as needed.
"San Diego has always been so supportive of me throughout my entire career," said Stefani, calling the city a "second home."
Stefani is fast approaching the end of her Sweet Escape world tour, with her final date scheduled for Saturday in Santa Barbara.
"We applaud the generosity of Gwen Stefani in dedicating her upcoming concert to support the San Diego Foundation's After-the-Fires Fund 2007, which will help the Foundation help San Diego," San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders said.
"I have been heartened by the many who have come forward to assist us in the fire relief effort, and we thank Gwen Stefani and her fans for supporting the fire recovery and rebuilding across San Diego."
Meanwhile, Linkin Park's Music for Relief charity is teaming with another nonprofit, Unite the United, for an eBay acution to assist both victims and the environment.
The auction, set to kick off Nov. 5, will featured autographed items from Linkin Park, Madonna, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold and the Eagles, as well as VIP ticket packages.
A portion on the auction earnings will be donated to the California Community Foundation's Southern California Wildfire Relief Fund to aid victims, especially the needy and displaced. Proceeds will also go to American Forests' California Wildfire ReLeaf Fund to replant scorched areas.
California transplant David Beckham will also do his part to aid fire recovery efforts. The soccer star will join the Los Angeles Galaxy for a star-studded fundraising match on Nov. 4.
The Galaxy players will take on Hollywood United FC, a team comprised of actors Anthony LaPaglia, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Costas Mandylor, as well as several former World Cup players.
"Our players are residents of Southern California," Galaxy general manager Alexi Lalas said in a statement. "This is a great way through soccer for us to bring some attention and, most importantly, raise some money."
Meanwhile, with firefighters steadily gaining control over the fires that have raged across Southern California for the past week, evacuation orders have been lifted, allowing famous evacuees such as Kelsey Grammer, Mel Gibson and Victoria Principal (as well as their nonfamous neighbors) to return to their Malibu homes.
Pamela Anderson, another resident of Malibu, wrote on her Website that she and new husband Rick Salomon, as well as her sons, Dylan and Brandon, waited out the fires in Las Vegas.
"We avoided the fires and stayed here and played together out of the smoke," the new bride wrote Saturday.
Anderson said that she planned to return home in the near future.