Australian Bushfires

My dear readers,

I was born and raised in beautiful country Australia, in rural Central Victoria on Dja Dja Wurrung land. And as I sit here, on the other side of the world, I’m devastated by the bushfire disaster that is ravaging my homeland. My home country is burning. And Australia desperately needs help.

So while this is outside of our usual conversation about world literature, in light of these extreme circumstances, I want to take this opportunity to ask you to consider making a donation. Every contribution makes an impact. Whether large or small, every single donation helps our incredible volunteers and impacted communities.

General Appeals

If you’d like to support this cause, the following are general appeals. These funds are going to be distributed amongst emergency services and relief organizations right across our country.

For donations from outside of Australia:
Please Help Anyway You Can by Celeste Barber

For donations from within Australia:
Bushfire Disaster Appeal

Direct Donations

If you’d prefer to donate to specific causes or organizations, the following links enable direct donations.

State Fire Services:
Victorian Country Fire Authority
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
South Australia Country Fire Service
Queensland Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland

Relief Organizations:
Australian Red Cross: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Salvation Army Australia: Disaster Relief
Foodbank Australia

Wildlife Organizations:
Victoria: Wildlife Victoria: Bushfire Appeal
Victoria: RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
New South Wales: WIRES Wildlife Rescue: Emergency Fund for Wildlife
New South Wales: RSPCA Bushfire Appeal

And finally, if you’re in Australia and can host others in need of emergency housing:
AirBNB Open Homes

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for any support you can give. It means the world.

With love and gratitude,