Australia has been battling bushfires since September, and there seems to be no end in sight. As of this morning more than 12 million acres have burned which is roughly the size of New Hampshire and Vermont combined.
Eden, New South Wales ~ January 5th, 2020
Fire-spawned thunderstorms over New South Wales, January 5th, 2020
People being evacuated in Omeo, Victoria ~ January 5th, 2020
As of yesterday, 24 people have been killed, and at least 6 are missing in Victoria. It’s feared that half a billion animals thus far have perished including 30% of the koala population.
A severely burned kangaroo shaking hands with a teen after being given water in New South Wales.
If you’re in a position to help, here are some organizations you can donate to.
Australian Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.au
NSW Rural Fire Service: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Queensland Fire: https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq
The Salvation Army Australia: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate
World Wildlife Federation: https://donate.wwf.org.au/donate/2019-trees-appeal-koala-crisis#gs.qcymno
RSPCA NSW: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/donate
Wildlife Victoria: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au