As our beloved country is burning, we would like to encourage you to help the people affected by the disaster, our firefighters and wildlife as the fire crisis continues in Australia.
HELP THE FIREFIGHTERS
Victorian firefighters – donate to the state’s Country Fire Association here.
New South Wales
NSW Rural Fire Service – donate here.
HELP THE WILDLIFE
Donate to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) here.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital – aims to use the money to distribute automatic drinking stations in the burnt areas to help in koala and wildlife survival. Also, sharing funds with other wildlife organisations in the fire-affected regions across NSW. Donate here.
The World Wildlife Fund (“Help Save Koalas” fund) – Donate here.
HELP THOSE AFFECTED
The Salvation Army
Donate to the disaster appeal. Call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), donate at any Woolworths checkout or donate online here.
Australian Red Cross – Donate here.
Vinnies (St Vincent De Paul Society) – helps those affected rebuild their lives with food, clothing, furniture, other essentials, and funds to pay bills. Donate at any Vinnies store or head here.
Foodbank is delivering emergency food relief and water to East Gippsland, helping firefighters and local communities caught up in the bushfires. You can donate here.
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund – Donations can be made via Paypal at gerf.org.au, at any branch of the NAB across Australia, or in person at Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers at 40 Argyle St, Traralgon.
Bendigo Bank Bushfire Disaster Appeal – Donate here.
GoFundMe – pages have been set up for the Victorian communities of Cudgewa and Mallacoota.
Airbnb has set up pages to share free accommodation for people who are evacuating the fire zones. Find emergency housing or list your property via the NSW or Victoria page. Free accommodation will be available until 16 January 2020.
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund). Donate to the fund here.