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