The Hollywood star made the donation from Singapore after hearing a story about Joe Moore, a man from Winmalee who cares for four foster children as well as his own three sons.

As TNT reported yesterday, Moore’s home was destroyed out-of-control bushfires raged in in the Blue Mountains.

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Mr Moore is a golf professional who lost his family home on Thursday and is staying at an evacuation centre in the Springwood Golf Club.

In a phone call to 2Day FM on Friday, Crowe’s manager Grant Vandenberg said the actor wanted to make a donation.

“He was just about to take off from Singapore … and to make a long story short he said please give Joe $10,000 from Russell,” Mr Vandenberg said.