Here’s where you can help our firies, our wildlife and support everyone affected by the fires across the country to rebuild their lives.
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Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross is supporting communities affected by fires in NSW, QLD and SA. Volunteers are providing psychological first aid, working at evacuation centres and helping people to get in touch with their loved ones.
Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
The Salvos have launched a disaster appeal to support the communities affected by the devastating bushfires.
“Our teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders, and will continue to provide whatever support is needed as the situation develops,” said Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management general manager, Major Topher Holland.
To donate to the disaster appeal, you can call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), donate at any Woolworths checkout, or donate online
St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal
The St Vincent De Paul Society is also running a bushfire appeal, to help those affected rebuild their lives with food, clothing, furniture, other essentials, and funds to pay bills.
They explain exactly where your money could go:
- $50 “can provide food for a family who have been evacuated from their home.”
- $150 “can help with bills and unexpected expenses for a household recovering from a bushfire.”
- $300 “can provide clothing for a family who’ve had to leave their belongings behind.”
- $1,100 “can help those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed to set up again with bedding, furniture and appliances.
You can donate at any Vinnies store or head on line
Givit is encouraging people to donate funds or specific items requested by residents.
Foodbank is delivering emergency food relief and water to firefighters and local communities caught up in the bushfires.
Bendigo Bank Bushfire Disaster Appeal
Bendigo Bank has partnered with The Salvation Army to establish an appeal that will raise funds for fire affected communities including East Gippsland, Hume, southeast New South Wales and Adelaide Hills.
GoFundMe pages have been set up for the Victorian communities of Cudgewa
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund was established in 1978, and is operated by local volunteers for Gippsland communities affected by natural disaster events.
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.
TO SUPPORT OUR FIRIES
Donate to the families of the volunteer firefighters who were tragically killed while on duty.
Or donate to your local brigade in New South Wales here
Donate to Queensland Rural Fire Brigades here
For those interested in supporting the efforts of Victorian firefighters, you can donate to the state’s Country Fire Association.
TO HELP OUR AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE
WIRES is accepting donations to help their efforts in supporting displaced and injured wildlife.
Koalas in Care Inc
Koalas in Care Inc are accepting donations to help koalas injured or displaced by the fires in NSW.
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is accepting donations to develop and build watering stations for thirsty koalas.
Spend With Them
Spend With Them is an organisation that showcases products you can buy from businesses that are directly affected by the bushfires. Help rebuild towns and businesses affected by fire #spendwiththem
Check them out here.