Beautiful Australia, home to so many talented artists we play at Revolution 93.5, is still in a state of emergency. 15.6M acres of land burned. HALF A BILLION ANIMALS lost their lives. Even 24 people (including 3 volunteer firefighters) died. Some of our favorite DJs are responding to the Australian wildfire relief efforts including Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Don Diablo, Showtek and Timmy Trumpet.
Ironically model, Kaylan Ward decided that nudes could solve the problem. For every $10 donated to a charity from her list, she’ll DM you one nude. She currently got removed from Instagram for profanity, but she is still on Twitter here.
Alison Wonderland, as an Aussie, feels it is her responsibility to donate to the cause sending 100% of proceeds from all January sales on her www.fmuoasl.com store.
Another fellow Aussie, Fisher, who was just here at Club Story last weekend, will be sending a percentage of his Australia tour pre-sales, will be throwing a party in Australia with all profits donated, and started a GoFundMe page. If you want to donate to Fisher’s fundraiser towards the Australian wildfire relief click here.
Flume (we have so many talented Australian DJs) donated $100,000 to WIRES Wildlife Rescue. Visit the page to help the surviving, injured, and displaced animals.
According to NBC News, here is a list of where else you can donate:
- Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery is raising money to fund recovery programs and emergency assistance in affected communities. Donations also go toward disaster preparation, protection and volunteer training. You can donate here.
- The Salvation Army is also delivering support to communities affected by the fires, with emergency service teams responding to loss of life and property. Make a donation here.
- The St. Vincent de Paul Society helps people who need emergency housing, among many other services, and has launched Vinnies Bushfire Appeal to help families who have been displaced by these fires. You can donate here.
- WIRES is an organization that is committed to rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife rescue in Australia. So many animals have already perished in the fires, but there are survivors who need our help. This organization states on its site that “with the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.” Donate to Wires here.
- The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) notes on its site that just five percent of the koala population remains. This number will likely plummet once recovery of the bushfires is underway. The WWF is working to save Australian wildlife and restore land for future habitats. Donate here.
- RSPCA NSW is also working to help animals endangered by the fires, including pets and livestock. You can donate to their bushfire appeal here.
- Vets Beyond Borders is delivering life-saving medical care to animals affected by the Australia bushfires. You can donate here.
- Firefighters are risking their lives to try and put out these flames — many are unpaid volunteers who greatly benefit from our support. Consider a donation to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) in Victoria and the NSW Rural Fire Service in New South Wales. You might also want to hop over on Twitter and search the hashtag, #AuthorsForFireys, where authors are auctioning off signed books, writing services and in some cases, creative input into future projects. The highest bidders must send the agreed upon fee directly to the CFA and show proof of donation.
- Foodbank is a hunger relief charity in Australia. For every $1 donate, they can provide $6 worth of supplies to communities affected by the fires. You can donate here.
- Save the Children is collecting donations to support affected kids by building “child friendly spaces,” where kids can play together and process these changes in a supportive environment. The idea here is to let parents focus on recovery and rebuilding without having to worry about their kids dealing with the additional trauma of loss of community. Donate to Save The Children here.
- One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Vermont. Though the fires are still raging on in Australia, the charity is already mapping out ways for long-term restoration. Matt Hill, founder of One Tree Planted tells NBC News BETTER that as little as $1 can plant a tree, and that going forward in Australia, the organization will work with local groups to establish exactly which kind of trees are needed, since different trees serve different purposes. You can donate here.