Australian Fires – How can you Help?

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Australian Fires – How can you Help?

As fires tear through Australian communities, destroying lives, homes and animals, many are wondering what they can do to help victims and support firefighters.

Victorians are now being urged to stop contributing clothing and food, after an influx of such donations, and instead send cash. “[Cash] is the best way that you can contribute to support those who are doing it tough,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Sunday.

There are many organisations, charities and people coordinating donations to victims. Here’s how you can help.

Red Cross

The Red Cross doesn’t have a specific bushfire fundraiser, but it’s raising money through its Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. – Donate Here

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

This appeal was launched by the Victorian government in coordination with the Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation and the Salvation Army. – Donate Here

St Vincent de Paul Society

During its bushfire appeal, Vinnies only accepts cash donations. The charity is currently running appeals for NSW, Queensland and South Australian bushfire and drought victims. – Donate Here

Salvation Army

The Salvos are also after cash donations and say the logistics of transporting, storing and distributing items in disaster-affected communities is often not practical. – Donate Here

Firefighters

Victoria’s Country Fire Authority and the NSW Rural Fire Service are running their own donations for those wanting to support the firefighters. They are accepting cash donations only.
CFA – Donate Here
RFS – Donate Here

Foodbank

Cash donations are preferable, but the organisation is also accepting good-quality tinned food (with ring pull), UHT milk, and items that are easy to “grab and go” like muesli bars, cereals, biscuits and pantry staples. Foodbank also accepts pet food and personal hygiene products.m – Donate Here

World Wildlife Fund

WWF Australia is raising money to help restore homes for the koalas when the fires have cleared. More than 2000 koalas have perished in NSW alone. – Donate Here

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

GERF was set up in 1978 to help Gippsland locals recover from natural disaster. The charity is calling for cash donations. – Donate here.

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