I’ve watched in horror over the last few weeks as the fires in Australia have ravaged the country. With 24 people and 500 MILLION animals dead, millions of hectares of land burned and more than 1400 homes destroyed, I’ve been reduced to tears as the pictures of the devastation have been shared across the news and social media. Like the fires across the Amazon Rainforests and California there’s a feeling of helplessness, particularly in the fact that it is happening literally on the other side of the world.
Where Can You Donate?
Here are just some of the places that you can help by making a donation.
This useful graphic provides a list of local state fire services to donate to:
Just over 48 hours ago Instagram legend Celeste Barber launched a campaign to raise money (initially for the NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund) and I have watched the numbers rapidly climb to nearly $30,000,000 AUD. Unbelievable – and proof that one person can truly make an enormous difference. To contribute to this fundraiser, visit here.
To donate to the Red Cross Australia, visit here.
To donate to WIRES – Emergency Fund for Wildlife, visit here.
To donate to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, visit here.
To donate to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, visit here.
To donate to the Victoria Bushfire Appeal, which directs money to communities in need, visit here.
To donate to Foodbank, visit here.
Zoos Victoria have created a Bush Emergency Wildlife Fund donations page to help fund emergency veterinary assistance and scientific intervention. To donate, visit here.