Our thoughts are with Australia and all individuals, families and loved ones who have been impacted during the ongoing bush fire crisis. Already the loss has been tremendous with more than 12 million acres burned, 1,400 homes and as many as 480 million animals directly affected by the fires.
With more than 130 fires still currently still blazing, our country needs as much help as we can offer it.
Below is a list of organisations, you can donate to that are supporting the people, animals and land impacted.
Disaster Recovery and Appeals
Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery
The Red Cross helps support a variety of efforts such as people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs, providing emergency assistance like cash grants to people who have lost their homes as well as long-term recovery programs.
Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
Salvation Army teams have been activated in multiple areas and have been providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders.
The Victorian Bushfire Appeal
The Victorian Government partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army, with all funds going directly to communities in need.
St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)
Vinnies’ Bushfire Appeal helps provide food and clothing to families who have been evacuated, as well as helping those whose homes have been destroyed to set up with bedding, furniture and appliances
Support Our Firefighters
NSW Rural Fire Service
Donations can be made straight to the NSW RFS in support of volunteer firefighters.
Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria
You can choose to donate to you’re a CFA brigade of your choice or donate generally to the CFA Public Fund.
NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) rescues and cares for animals and with donations helping to rescue and support sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.