The band say, "“The funds will be used to continue our support of All Within My Hands, partner organizations & COVID-19 & disaster relief efforts."
The foundation is “dedicated to creating sustainable communities” through workforce education, fighting hunger and providing other “critical local services”.
This special acoustic show benefitting the band's All Within My Hands foundation will stream live on November 14.
“Wildfires have become a cruel and unwelcome annual benchmark in California," the band said in a statement.
The show, recorded at the John Lennon Auditorio, is the latest in the band's on-going 'Metallica Mondays' archival video series.
The latest in the ‘Metallica Mondays’ series find the band going back to January 1997 and ‘The Poor Touring Me’ Tour.
The show is the latest in the band's on-going series of 'Metallica Mondays' archival trawls.
A song about the destruction of the environment, 'Blackened' originally featured on the band's 1988 album '...And Justice For All.'
Charities set to benefit include Feeding America, which partners with food banks around the US and Crew Nation, Live Nation's initiative to provide relief to touring and venue crews.
The event took place at the WWE Performance Center with no audience in Orlando due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The metal icons are delivering much-needed support to the most vulnerable communities amid the pandemic, while their “Metallica Mondays” series encourages fans to donate what they can.
The band’s All Within My Hands Foundation & American Association Of Community Colleges will distribute $1.5 million To 15 US schools.
Nearly 18 million acres of land have been destroyed from the bushfires that have been burning since September.
The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation.
The metal titans will play be headlining at the Epicenter Festival, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock next year.