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I was feeling so helpless watching the news, and then I thought I can do something. So today I’ve made a donation to one of the charities in Australia. I know $millions have already been raised and is still being raised but I thought sending a few pennies is the least I can do given I cannot send rain. If you wish to do the same I have listed below a few charities you may wish to consider supporting.

Firefighters

Both Victoria’s Country Fire Authority and the NSW Rural Fire Service are running their own donations for those wanting to support the firefighters. Donate to the CFA here and to the RFS here.

Disaster Appeals supporting local communities

There are many, and you may want to do your own research. I started my research with the Sydney Herald, and here are two I came across on their ‘How You Can Help‘ page. Both state 100% of the donation will be directed to locals affected. The SA Bushfire Appeal is run by Vinnies you visit here, and for the Community Enterprise Foundation Appeal which supports individuals as well not-for-profits visit here

Wildlife

It is not just humans suffering wildlife is incredibly vulnerable. Organisations such as the RSPCA are working hard to help members of the public keep pets and livestock safe, and others, such as WIRES are doing what they can for the wildlife. Follow either of those highlighted words to donate.

By the way did you know the majority of koalas on Australia’s east coast live within the “Koala Triangle,” a region where the species could be extinct in as little as 30 years. Fires are raging through this area, potentially accelerating this timeline. More than 2000 koalas have perished in NSW alone. WWF Australia are raising funds to restore what has been lost. Donate here

Climate Change

Alternatively you may wish to support international organisations such as Friends of the Earth or Greenpeace tackling governments and corporate business on climate change.

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  1. Thank you Becky. Every bit helps. So many people have lost their homes and the firefighters are fighting a losing battle. We’re lucky so far not to have been personally affected but some of our friends have had close calls.

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    1. So glad you are ok, and very much hope your friends don’t have any more close calls. The neverending of these fires must be so exhausting for everyone

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    1. They are incredibly brave, and so glad you find some donation threads earlier. After four months it looks like they have a similar long haul ahead of them

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    1. You are wonderful . . . and yes it is a place that takes your heart very easily. Such a beautiful country, it is going to take a while to recover once they can start recovering

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  2. Brilliant post Becky. As an Aussie (even if not a natural one), I thank you profusely for raising awareness and asking people to help. If only our ‘leaders’ could be swayed as easily as readers, but they continue to dismiss or downplay so many aspects of what is happening. Our PM was playing cricket while people were being evacuated by the navy from a beach surrounded by flames; that pretty much says it all.

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    1. Why oh why do we have so many idiots in leadership roles around the world . . our PM has disappeared from sight at the moment. Not been seen or heard from for days, despite the major issues happening

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