With catastrophic bushfires continuing to burn across the country, we are being encouraged to dig deep and donate to help those in need.
Here’s a guide of where you can donate:
TO HELP AFFECTED COMMUNITIES
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Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief
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.
Where to donate: redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-new-years-eve
Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
Salvation Army teams have been activated at multiple locations across the country. They are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders, and will continue to provide whatever support is needed as the situation develops.
Where to donate: salvationarmy.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/
St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal
The St Vincent De Paul Society is running a NSW bushfire appeal, to help those affected with food, clothing, furniture, other essentials, and funds to pay bills.
Where to donate: donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw
Givit is encouraging people to donate funds or specific items requested by residents.
Where to donate: givit.worldsecuresystems.com/items-needed
Foodbank is delivering emergency food relief and water to firefighters and local communities caught up in the bushfires.
Where to donate: foodbank.org.au/support-us/make-a-donation/
TO HELP FIREFIGHTERS
Support firefighter families
Donate to the families of the volunteer firefighters who were tragically killed while on duty.
Where to donate: rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families
TO HELP WILDLIFE
WIRES is accepting donations to help their efforts in supporting displaced and injured wildlife.
Where to donate: wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund
Koalas in Care Inc
Koalas in Care Inc are accepting donations to help koalas injured or displaced by the fires in NSW.
Where: to donate: koalasincare.org.au/pages/donation.htm
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is accepting donations to develop and build watering stations for thirsty koalas.
Where to donate: gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires