It is important to continue supporting and helping those affected by the bushfires across Australia, even after the immediate crisis has passed. Families, communities, national parks and wildlife rescue centres will need considerable resources to get back on their feet.
New South Wales
Donations to the NSW Rural Fire Service directly benefit the volunteer firefighters on the frontline. To help, you can contact your local brigade directly or donate here: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/fundraising
For those interested in supporting the efforts of Victorian firefighters, you can donate to the state’s Country Fire Association here: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa#donate-cfa
Comedian Celeste Barber set up a Facebook fundraiser on January 3 and it has so far raised $50 million. https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/10157671223743418
RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal
Your help will allow them to continue to respond to emergencies and help assist animals and communities in need. https://bushfires.rspca.org.au/?fbclid=IwAR0n1jbRzVa33PFO8gTe0US1P-wiTQ5VEmPFCALZCU5M25bKlFSYs5bQMG4
WWF’S Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund
You can help WWF-Australia get emergency funds to care for our injured wildlife and when the fires clear, help restore the forest homes our koalas, kangaroos and other animals have lost. https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/bushfire-emergency#gs.s30dvw
WIRES needs urgent assistance to help with these unprecedented emergencies. To help rescue wildlife please generously today. https://www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund
For every $1 you donate, Foodbank is able to provide $6 worth of supplies to affected communities thanks to their partnership with the food and grocery sector. https://www.foodbank.org.au/bushfire-emergency
THE SALVATION ARMY
Your generous donation means that the Salvation Army Emergency Services can deliver crucial support right when it’s needed, and that they can stay as long as it takes to help local communities make a full recovery. https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/?appeal=disasterappeal
RED CROSS AUSTRALIA
As bushfires affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, Red Cross is right there, providing practical, local support where it’s needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies. https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate
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