Australia wildfires: how to help those in need

About two months ago a video of a woman saving an injured koala from the wildfires in Australia went viral, showing to the world that the country is experiencing one of its worst fire seasons ever -because of climate change-.

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Taking from Instagram.

Today, Australia is literally on fire; millions of animals have died, millions of hectares have burned, the wildfires have so far killed at least 20 people, and about 2000 homes have been destroyed.

In fact, just like you I am devastated and that’s why we all need to do something now and help those millions of people and animals that are in need today; unfortunately prays and thoughts are not enough, but if we all do even the smallest things, that’s a lot of small things.

Anyway, let’s all together to do something for Australia and fight the wildfires with baby steps; and if you can do more it would be great.

First, if you live in Australia you can volunteer, make donations as clothes, food or toys for those who have lost it all and help local business.

Also, if you live on the other side of the world, -like me- you can donate to the Australian Red Cross and then help the wildlife by donating to organizations such Wires or WWF. You can do it through your phone, it’s really easy, safe and you can donate any amount you can.

These are the links to some of the organizations helping those in need in Australia.

Wires: Preserve Australian wildlife

https://www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund

WWF: Help Save koalas

https://donate.wwf.org.au/donate/koala-crisis/koala-crisis?t=AP1119W03#gs.qc2t8y

Australian Red Cross: Supporting thousands of people in evacuation and recovery centers across Australia.

https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialorganic&utm_campaign=201913_drr_disaster-relief-and-recovery_don_transient_bushfires_none

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital: Help thirsty koalas devastated by recent fires.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thirsty-koalas-devastated-by-recent-fires

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Taking from Instagram.

Raise awareness

Think for a moment about the planet we live in; what are we doing wrong and how we can fix it by changing. First, you could make a small lifestyle change to benefit the environment and the planet.

Here some simple ideas.

Compost.

Reduce plastic use.

Recycle, reuse, and reduce.

Plant a tree (or many)  🙂

Eat less meat (or go vegan) 🙂

Spread the word.

Shut off the tap when washing your hands.

Let’s take action today for our environment, the animals and ourselves.

 

 

 

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