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.
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
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