Ways you can help during Australia’s wildfires
It is so heart breaking to see the disastrous wildfires occurring all over Australia. There has been over twelve million acres of land burned, in comparison to the 2018 California wildfires that burned two million acres. The finest thing residents in the U.S. can do is help our friends across the world.
The easiest way to help during Australia’s wildfires is by donating! You’ve probably seen donate buttons all over Instagram stories. When you click the button, you’ll be asked to make a (at least) five-dollar donation to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. This non-profit charity was found by Steve and Terri Irwin at the beginning of their marriage. Today, the organization has nine global conservation projects and continues to carry on Steve’s mission to “save one, save the species.” The next time you see the donate button on your Instagram stories, please make a donation.
The Australian Red Cross is also accepting donations anywhere from money to clothing and household goods. Although it may be a little difficult to send a package across the world, along with storing issues, many other organizations like the Salvation Army Australia suggest donating money instead.
So many Australian (and beyond) brands are giving back to the cause when you shop. Most labels are donating 100% of the proceeds to help those affected by the wildfires. Aussie brand WithJéan raised over $69,600 dollars in just one weekend by donating all their proceeds to Australian’s Red Cross. So, if there is something you’ve been eyeing but haven’t purchased yet, it’s the perfect time to shop for a cause. View a list of some labels that are donating profits here.
Help the koalas! Koalas are heading towards extinction and you can help save them. Donate to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help care for rescued koalas and restore their natural habitat. You can also donate to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s Go Fund Me account where volunteers are working endlessly to find hurt koalas to treat back at the hospital, by placing drinking water stations near the fires for animals to rehydrate, plus more which you can read about on their page.
Anything helps, even a dollar! Please donate to help all those affected.