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For creatives that are looking to do something about the Australian Wildfires, now you can.
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Strong winds have caused the bushfires to spread quickly, prompting mass evacuations in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. Authorities said 3.5% of the Victorian landmass had been affected by the fires. Several of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners are responding to survivors’ immediate needs and have asked us to help fund local relief and recovery efforts.
All donations to this fund will support recovery and relief efforts for Australians affected by the bushfires. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in region. We monitor the impact on affected communities and work with partners on the ground to allocate funds to where they’re needed most.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like wildfires. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.
How Your Donation Will Be Used
- Immediate Relief: The fund will initially help first responders conduct search and rescue operations and meet survivors’ urgent needs, including the provision of shelter, medical care, food, and clean water.
- Long Term Recovery: Once initial relief work is complete, money from this fund will be allocated by GlobalGiving for longer-term recovery efforts—largely led by local organizations.
- Support Local Organizations: We believe local organizations are best positioned to assess and to respond to needs, so we listen carefully to what they deem to be most critical. Learn more.
- Email Updates: We’ll send you occasional email updates to provide details on how we’ve used your donation. We’ll share specific stories, photos, and videos from these relief and recovery efforts, including the details of which organizations received funds. You can unsubscribe anytime.
GlobalGiving has thousands of partners in 170+ countries, whom we work with 24/7. We’re well-positioned to deliver critical resources from donors to people who live and work in disaster-affected communities.