Australia has a special place in my heart: two out of my three children were born there. We have many happy memories of our four years spent there – many of those happy memories are from places that have been devastated by the recent, out of control bush-fires.
Canberra, the capital city where we raised our family, officially has the worst air quality in the world at the time of writing. Children who are on their long summer break are forced to stay indoors all day because it is just too dangerous to go outdoors.
Watching from afar makes me feel powerless, but I’m also determined to help where I can. Firstly by donating myself and secondly by spreading awareness.
How to Donate
To help the NSW wildlife victims, you can donate to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) here.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
We visited this Koala Hospital on our summer holiday just two years ago. They do incredibly important work to help save the lives of thousands of koalas. You can donate here.
Had a Christmas Koala appeal in place – you can find out more here.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army have launched a disaster appeal to support the communities affected by the devastating bush-fires. You can donate online here.
Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross have launched a joint disaster appeal with the ABC to support the communities affected by fires. You can donate here.
Celeste Barber Fundraiser for the NSW Rural Fire Service
The incredible comedian Celeste Barber has set up a PayPal Giving Fund. You can read more about it here.
Foodbank is delivering emergency food relief and water. It is fundraising to send about 5,000 food relief hampers and you can. You can donate here.
How to Spread Awareness
Keep sharing posts via Facebook and Instagram to help spread awareness – just check the authenticity first.