I'm sure by now, almost all of us are aware of the horrific bushfires that have devastated Australia, its inhabitants, landscape, and infrastructure. Over a quarter of the country is currently on fire. Approximately half a billion native animals have perished - and the hottest summer is yet to come.
The firefighters, victims, and animals need our help. If you want to help, the best way is to make a monetary donation - this allows families to buy the things they need, and it supports local businesses that have been impacted. If every one of our followers gave even just the cost of one-morning coffee, we'd raise nearly 55k AUD. And if you're not in the position to donate, please use your voice to help spread awareness about what's happening. Any help truly makes a difference. Our prayers go out to those affected by this right now. ❤️
We've been contemplating on ways to help and decided to make these can holders. You can fetch a can holder for $5. We are donating 100% of our proceeds to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, so your money helps the wildlife after the devastating fires.
The image below is from Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors' IG. You can visit their website to make a monetary donation wildlifewarriors.org.au , or you can call their U.S. office 541-687-4788.
Here are a few other ways to help wildlife:
- Place buckets of water on the floor near your home (don't forget to clean out the bucket every couple of days)
- Place water for birds in trees or near shrubs
- Keep towels and boxes in your car in case you encounter an injured animal
- If you have a swimming pool, drape a sheet or towel over the edge so animals can quickly grab onto it and climb out without drowning.
These small steps may not seem like a lot now, but they can lead to significant changes for animals who need it most.
@redcrossau - Australian Red Cross
@salvosau - Salvation Army Australia
@foodbankaus - Food Bank Australia
@wireswildliferescue - WIRES Wildlife Rescue
@wwf_australia - WWF - Australia
@currumbinwildlifehospital - Currumbin Wildlife Hospital
@australiazoo - Australia Zoo
The state fire authority and local fire brigade in Victoria and New Wales are mostly volunteer-based. Monetary donations are much more useful than donating items or goods; however, all donations are welcome.
CFA (Country Fire Authority) is accepting donations for Fire Departments in Victoria
Government's website is accepting donations for New South Wales Departments
New South Wales Rural Fire Service set up numerous bank accounts to collect donations for families of volunteer firefighters who died in the line of duty.