Australian Bushfires: Andrew Twiggy Forrest Donates $70 million

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WA’s most loved mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and his wife Nicola has announced a $70 million donation today to assist with the Australian bushfire relief.

The donation will be made through their charity the Minderro Foundation.

Tweet: Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest announces Minderoo Foundation is donating $70 million

Twiggy no stranger to donations and helping his fellow countrymen – the donation will see $10 million to mobilise specialist volunteers from Western Australia, $10 million in immediate bushfire relief funding and a $50 million investment to support the development of a long-term blueprint for fire resilience were today announced by philanthropic organisation Minderoo Foundation.

A statement on minderoo.com.au

“With incredible courage and determination, Australians have united to help those devastated by these bushfires,” Andrew Forrest AO said.

“We can all be proud of the efforts we have witnessed across the country to support those fighting the bushfires, those affected by them, and those seeking to provide support to people and wildlife. We extend our deepest sympathy and hope to all those affected.

“At Minderoo Foundation, we want to provide immediate relief because, like so many other West Australians, we mourn the hardships of our fellow countrymen and women. We recognise that we don’t have all the answers, but we want to understand what communities need and do our bit to help them now and as they regroup in the coming months.”

Tweet: More than 1 billion animals are estimated to have died in the devastating fires

How you can also help

As fires continue to burn across Australia we can all do something to help whether it’s a donation or a helping hand.

No donation is too small.

Read more: How To Donate & How You Can Help Australia Bushfire Relief

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