As we write this, 15,600,000 acres, 1665+ homes, 27 people (including three firefighters), and 500,000,000 wildlife animals (excluding insects, frogs + farmed animals, the latter being at a current count of 100,000) have been lost. These numbers are only set to rise.
Satellite image via Sydney News
NSW Rural Fire Service
Country Fire Authority (CFA), VictoriaLike the NSW RFS, you can donate either to a specific brigade or provide a donation to the state’s Country Fire Association here.
The Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Red CrossRed Cross are currently supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia, reuniting those who have been separated due to unforeseen circumstances. They will also be ensuring recovery programs and emergency assistance is available.
St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal
WIRESTo help the NSW wildlife victims, you can donate to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) here.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
Image by @mattabbottphoto
As we have said in previous IG posts, if you wish to donate, please do so directly. We are fully cognisant that many businesses are donating profits to the fire efforts, however we have made donations as a business, and we believe it is a more worthy effort on the behalf of citizens, to donate directly to those in need.
WHEN THE LAST TREE IS CUT DOWN, THE LAST FISH EATEN, AND THE LAST STREAM POISONED, YOU WILL REALIZE THAT YOU CANNOT EAT MONEY.
Be safe, be kind to all kinds.
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