No donation is too small.
As fires continue to burn across Australia we can all do something to help whether it’s a donation or a helping hand.
This crisis is unprecedented in Australia’s history, with the fire season not even reaching its halfway mark. Many of us have already been confronted with the devastating loss of life of 18 people and with the visuals of apocalyptic scenes; burnt red skies, destroyed houses and towns, and perished wildlife. Seeing people head to the coast for respite is something that you would imagine to see out of a Hollywood movie, but for many thousands of Australians, it is what they had to do to survive the unrelenting blazes that surpass some European countries in enormity.
Perth may be on the other side of the country, but we as a community can assist in supplying relief to Australia’s biggest natural disaster.
This is the time for mateship.
Our fellow Aussies need all the help they can get.
Please demonstrate your support by donating to the below organisations.
Keep in mind that many donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
Support the firefighters and volunteers on the front line.
- NSW Rural Fire Service Brigades
- Victorian Country Fire Association – Bushfire Relief
- Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland
- South Australia Country Fire Service
Meanwhile, in Western Australia, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services does not take monetary donations as it is a government body; however, check out its list of ways to support firefighters and volunteers.
Help those affected by donating to these charities to help provide community relief.
- Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief
- The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
- Vinnies Bush Fire Appeal
- Givit – specialising in providing goods where exact items communities need are listed and can be matched by members of the public or on the register of items they currently have.
According to ecologists from the University of Sydney, half a billion animals will perish in the fires with the possibility of some facing extinction. This is nothing short of horrific.
- RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
- WWF Bushfire Emergency
- NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) – Emergency Fund
- Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
Other great initiatives
From crowdfunding to offering a bed, see how you can also assist with these good causes.
Featured Image: QLD Fire and Emergency Services