The Australian Bushfires: How You Can Help

In the worst bushfire season in memory, towns, villages and wildlife have been destroyed due to the current Australian bushfires.

According to a report by the BBC, so far twenty people have been killed (including three volunteer firefighters) and about six million hectares of bush, forest and parks have been burned in the Australian bushfires.

It is completely devastating to see the bushfires ravaging their way across the country, and due to the current climate, show no signs of stopping any time soon.

While watching such devastation happen from afar, many people can feel powerless - it is imperative to know that is not the case. The people of Australia are in danger, being told to flee their homes and not knowing who to turn to for help.

Here are just some of the ways you can help and support Australia at a time when it needs it most.

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

You can donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, who help to support thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across the country. Donate here.

NSW Rural Fire Service

New South Wales has been the area most affected by the crisis. Firefighters in the area and all around Australia are being pushed to their absolute limits, and most of them are volunteers. Donate here.

Mogo Zoo Fire Recovery

The staff of Mogo Zoo in New South Wales stayed overnight to fight fires and protect the animals in their zoo, which include giraffes, white rhinos among over creatures. A GoFundMe has been set up in order to provide aid to the Mogo Zoo Foundation - donate here.

RSPCA Bushfire Appeal

On the RSPCA New South Wales site, it reads "Currently, our heroic inspectors and staff are assisting at evacuation centres in northern NSW and beyond, helping members of the public keep their pets and livestock safe from the fires." Donate here to help the cause.

Sophie Gavin

Sophie is the Junior Content Executive at Family Friendly HQ.

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