Australian Bush Fires...We Need Your Help

It’s been a tough few weeks, months even.  Unless you have been living under a rock you will have seen that bush fires of proportions never seen maybe ever have ripped through many parts of Australia but have savaged NSW and Victoria.  Fires closed in on our snow resorts last weekend with most escaping without damage but unfortunately, Selwyn Snowfields suffered heavy damage.  It’s heartbreaking and inspiring watching posts by friends, family and our amazing community of customers some who are going through hell and others who are digging so deep to help where they can! Twelve has donated $5000 across a few organizations including the CFA Victoria and NSW Rural Fire Service and the Australian Red Cross.   We need more.  There is lots of places you can donate time and money where even the smallest amount will make a huge difference. Below are some links, do your research and give where you can.  Stay safe everyone

1. Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief

The Red Cross supports a variety of efforts such as supporting people at evacuation centres and providing emergency assistance like cash grants to people who have lost their homes

2. Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

Salvation Army team members are providing meals to first-line responders and evacuees, as well as any other support needed, Major Topher Holland, the organisation’s General Manager of Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management, said in a statement.

3. St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)

Vinnies’ bushfire appeal helps provide food, clothing and money that bushfire victims may need to pay their bills.

4. NSW Rural Fire Service

You can either donate straight to the NSW RFS or to your local Rural Fire Brigade to support volunteer firefighters.

5. Country Fire Authority (CFA), Victoria

Like the NSW RFS, you can donate either to a specific brigade or provide a general donation.

6. The Victorian Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian Government teamed up with The Salvation Army and Bendigo Bank for the appeal, with all funds going to communities in need.

7. The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

The organisation has a GoFundMe page that seeks funding for Koalas affected by the bushfires.

8. WIRES

NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) rescues and cares for animals and is seeking donations for volunteer carers and recuers that are “indundated” with them amid the bushfires.