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Dwayne Johnson posts fundraiser pitch for Malama Kauai

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    Dwayne Johnson in West Hollywood, Calif., on April 8. Johnson posted a pitch over the weekend for victims of the Kauai floods via his Instagram account while on scene filming for the upcoming Disney film, “Jungle Cruise.”

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Actor Dwayne Johnson on Saturday posted a pitch for victims of the Kauai floods while on scene filming for the upcoming Disney film, “Jungle Cruise,” on his Instagram account @therock.

In his post, Johnson wrote “Stay strong Kauai! Thank you to all the rescue workers and volunteers working tirelessly to help rebuild our communities and assist our local families. Proud of our fighting spirit and proud to bring our JUNGLE CRUISE production back home to HAWAII.”

He included a link to non-profit group, Malama Kauai and its flood relief efforts in his bio, where people can donate funds.

Included is also a video in which Johnson, on-site on Kauai, said it always feel good to be back home in Hawaii, and that he’s personally proud to bring a big production to the islands.

“And I’ve never been more proud than I am right now because I get off the plane and I can feel the mana, I can feel the Polynesian spirit, that Aloha spirit, that fighting spirit, because we are rebuilding now,” Johnson said in his video post. “And in Kauai and in our Hawaiian islands, we’ve been devastated by volcanoes, by the earthquakes, by the floods, by the rains. We are working closely here in Kauai with Malama Kauai which is helping restore our communities and rebuild and you know, our Polynesian spirit, our Polynesian people, it’s what we do. We come back stronger. So we’re going to get through this, Kauai. Stay strong…”

So far, the post has been viewed more than 2.5 million times.

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